They shall inquire concerning Zion with their faces turned toward it, saying, Come, and join yourselves to Yahweh in an everlasting covenant that shall not be forgotten.
I longed to join in and feel a part of my high school cliches. Later, I sought to join ladies’ groups in various churches, but I found joining and belonging difficult to obtain. I felt left out and alone more than included in groups that I tried to join.
I still long today for fellowship and sisterly love, to join a group of women and find lasting friendships. All to often, life schemes against me and I never seem to find those longed for friends.
As a blogger, I have made writing friends, but finding daily friends to commune with and to talk to alludes me.
How do I join with others? My definition of joining is deep. I want to feel included and welcomed. I seek to find lasting friendships beyond the church group. I want friends to call when I am not present or after long illnesses. I want friends with which to socialize and to fellowship with.
Too often in the past, I entered into a friendship that felt surface only. Any overtures that I made to eat out or to spend time together were rebuffed. Can you relate?
How do you accept rejections when people block your way to join their circles?
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