We were both sitting in a Chick-fil-A booth enjoying our chicken salad sandwiches when my pastor asked me, “So how are things really going Mark?”
I said, “Things are going so well that sometimes I worry. I know life will include trials so sometimes I worry about the next trial. It’s almost like waiting for the other shoe to drop and suddenly life won’t be this good anymore.”
Daniel, my pastor, said, “You know what I do to help when ‘waiting for the other shoe to drop’? By the way, I worry about stuff like that too. I depend on community. I’ve developed a deep relationship with a few people for that very reason. Because if someday it turns out that I’m a jerk to you those deep relationships in your life will help you navigate through it. If someday you begin to become a jerk those people will help get you back on track.”
I know more trials are coming my way. We don’t like to think about that do we?
Do you have a few deep relationships? Have you experienced the benefit of deep relationships helping you through a trial?
Here’s to deep relationships and chicken salad sandwiches with Daniel.