Wednesday, October 02, 2013
A few days ago Zander and I were talking. He commented, "I'm a loner." He is. I agreed. Stacia interrupted the flow of our conversation to say, "I'm a PEOPLE - er." This was followed, in true Disney style, with a song and dance.... much leaping and spinning... "I'm a people er, I need PEOPLE. I like to talk with people. I like to drink tea with people. Every thing is better with PEOPLE. I'm a PEOOOOOOPPPPPLLLLLL - er!"
I commented to friends over a year ago I was praying for ways to help my little extrovert learn the value of solitude, silence, and listening earlier in life than I have. Some chided me for trying to turn her into an "introvert." Hear me carefully, in the same way I teach my introverts the value of community, I need to teach my extrovert the value of solitude, silence and listening. Never seeking to change the person - only Jesus transforms - but helping all to see the value of the full picture.
A few weeks ago in family circle Stacia began to pray along the lines of, "Jesus help me learn to listen to you and others more and more." "Jesus I want to know you more." "Jesus, help me be a good friend and listen better." Um.....yes....she is learning the value of silence, listening, solitude.
Praise God she'll always be a people-er for His glory.
Living all of life before the face of God...
Joyfully Penned by DeEtta @ Courageous Joy at 8:18 PM