If you follow me on my social media accounts, which you really don’t have to, you’ll see a five-word sentence stapled in my bio.
I’ve had it over the course of what? Three or four years? Which when converted, would be about 1, 460 days. And out of all those days, I can only count with my fingers the number of people who reached out to me for a talk. Most of them just wanted to cure their boredom. But there are a few who really needed an ear to listen and a shoulder to lean on. It is for them that I never remove that sentence from my profile.
And if there’s something that I learned from this matter, that would be the fact that even the toughest and most stable people we know can stumble and will need someone to help them back up. Even those ones that look like they got life in control or the happy-go-lucky ones will come to a point where they need to be comforted. After a long time of being there for everyone else, they’re gonna need someone to be there for them as well. That’s where we come in. Another thing that I noticed is that the people that’ll need your company won’t always be the ones close to you. It can be an acquaintance, an old friend you haven’t seen for ages, or even a complete stranger! So you really have to learn how to converse with different types of people.
At this point, I am aware that I sound like a typical motivational speaker or like a how-to-start-a-conversation book. But I guess I just really want to express how fulfilling it feels to be used by God in touching the hearts of others. I say this because He’s also the one who urged me to write that five-word sentence on my accounts. Not because I’m the most stable, wise, and caring person you’ll ever meet but because I’ve experienced His goodness through other people and I want to pass it on. So go ahead, you can talk to me.