It is in every human’s DNA to feel connected, that is just how God created us. Now, despite your views on God, Christianity, and the Bible, I am sure you can agree the deepest longing inside a person is to be loved, to love, and to form relationships. Even for those who repeatedly say they don’t need anyone, know deep down they are the happiest when they are in connection with those around them. Why is this? Because the creator of the universe longs to be in relationship with us, and he wired us to form bonds with our fellow man.
Why do i write?
You may be thinking, “What is the point to all of this?” The reason I am talking about relationships and connecting with others is because I have begun one of the ‘Blogging University’ courses, and the question in day 1 is, “Why do you write?” Well, I write because I recognize the need God has placed inside me to connect with others.
“Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art. It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.” – C. S. Lewis
Some people are introverts, and I get that…I can be one myself at times, but no matter who you are or where you come from, we all want to belong. We see it in our everyday life; from the little girl sharing her lunch in the cafeteria at school, to the young man who gets involved with a gang because they make him feel accepted. The basic need to belong resides in all of us, and as people seek out and make good connections with others they sense the void of loneliness beginning to shrink.
“Relationships thrive when we try to outdo each other in supporting not in being supported.” – John Piper
In closing, connections are extremely vital. The moment we choose to open our hearts and allow others in, is the moment we find the key to truly living, and not just living but sharing life with others. Who knows, you might just be someone’s miracle today. Share in the comments below why or why not you write; and if not what is stopping you?