Mom was lamenting that her nail polish did not match her blouse, afterall. The color looked different out of doors and she was quite annoyed. To quell her unrest, I said that it was okay, and that probably no one had noticed. Throwing up her hands, she said jokingly, but seriously, No one notices me anyway. To that I soothingly replied, People will notice you more when you start going out to more places, other than just to the doctor.
Though the Lord can direct a new friend to arrive at wherever we are, it's good to make a habit of getting out. Go to the places that you like, and some new places along the lines of what you like to do. If you like to do nothing, go to a place and do nothing. Just sit, and look, and smile. Say a simple prayer in faith before you go. Continue to go whether you meet anyone at first or not. Go for your own encouragement, and to open the way for the Lord to bring new friends into your path.
The scripture ....we should not stop gathering together with other believers....(Hebrews 10:25, God's Word translation c1995) can also encourage us to go out and make friends. If you want a friend, go out and be friendly. If you want to have friends, go out and meet friends. Trust God to lead wholesome, positive people into your path. He'll lead Christians to you so that you can receive strength. He'll lead non-Christians and babes in Christ to you so that you can strengthen them. How exciting it is to be giving and receiving strength through meeting and gathering together.
Why is my mom not going out more? Well it's not her fault. She's prepared to go out much more when transportation circumstances change in her favor.
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