Has your heart been asking for you to find your tribe and community?
If you are needing community but not sure how “worth it” it may be to put yourself out there and find your people; then maybe hearing about the benefits it could add to your life will encourage you to do so.
I know time and energy are scarce these days no matter where you may be in life. Finding community may feel like another thing that you’ll have to invest your time, energy, emotions and mind into. And it well may do so in the beginning; but I promise that once you find your circle of support you will get everything back and more than you ever thought possible.
#1 – Community Brings Forth Your Purpose
Are you in a journey of looking for your purpose here on earth? I’m sure you are as we humans have that in common. Then I want to tell you good news! Having community will help accelerate that treasure hunt.
You become seen when you open your life to community which can lead to you walking effortlessly into your purpose. Desiring to be noticed is perfectly normal and a good thing to want and there is no shame in that. We were all created to be loved and accepted.
Now, this does not mean that you cannot be seen where you are right now; but if you are not intentional about showing all of you in the place where you are in the moment then it may be time to pray and seek for the place and people you can do that with. Your life’s purpose depends on it.
Community will always lead to Purpose and then back to community.
When you’re truly seen you’re then heard. When you’re truly heard then you trust and start speaking from your heart. Then your actions will start changing because your heart is so full and you’ll begin to do the same for others in your own way … and that is your unique purpose.
#2 – Community Brings Connection
Community use to be such a natural thing to have. It was such a normal necessity that the last thing back in those days you thought of was to sit down and read an article about it. It’s like reading about the importance of breathing. Unfortunately, it is no longer as common as it use to be. What use to be natural now can feel like hard work to obtain a healthy and strong Community.
There are so many artificial “communities” that lack depth and real connection like social media; that it has made finding authentic heart to heart connections hard to come by. Imagine breathing fake air made from a bottle and everyone around you is doing the same everywhere you go. So when you stop breathing that air and go to look for real natural air it takes a bit more effort because it is no longer the normal. It also feels like you’re the only one because everyone is ok with continuing to breath the shallow air. But guess what?
They are not ok with it. They just don’t know that you want it too. So they keep suffering alone.
Another benefit of true community is that you no longer have to live in the shallow alone. You finally see that you are not the only one that feels how you feel or think how you think. So community alone, can break the lie that you are alone because you physically are not.
Connection is being brave and stepping out of the artificial air bubble we have been put in and enjoying real connections with what and who is around you.
#3 – Community Gives You Variety
One of my favorite benefits of community is the variety that surrounds you. I am mostly an introvert so I think that it’s funny this would be my favorite but it really is. When you lack variety in your life that is like lacking certain foods in your life. You cannot thrive on just one kind of food. You probably can get by with just living in your own head and the few people that are like you but you will not become all you can be. What a waste of a life if we don’t grow to our full potential!
Variety is the rainbow that takes you to the pot of gold of possibilities in your life.
Community brings colors and different nutrients to your soul, mind and spirit. Having different kinds of people that look, sound and act different than you is vital for your happiness. Crazy right? Who knew that having a variety of different kind of beings would actually help us instead of hurt us.
This doesn’t have to mean you cannot surround yourself with like minded people because that is very encouraged too. Like minded people will help you feel understood (good in the beginning as you heal from past community hurts) but different kinds of people will help you grow (after healing you’re ready to get big and strong).
#4 – Celebration
Remember I said that Variety was “ONE of my favorite” benefits of community? That’s because CELEBRATION is my MOST favorite! It’s practically my love language. And if I’m an introvert that enjoys celebration than I know you will too!
Celebration can look like any way you’d like it to. It’s an act of love that is poured over you when you have let people into your life. You can probably try to celebrate by yourself but it won’t be the same as if you had people in your life that also appreciate you and how far you’ve come.
It’s truly a gift that fills your soul when you are so seen and embraced that everything you do for the rest of your life will be celebrated times one hundred. Celebration can look like a big hug because you passed that test you studied for, a coffee treated by a fiend “just because” or someone wiping your tears on a hard day and reminding you of who you are. See? It’s not always just a party.
Celebration in the right community is a daily event that celebrates who you are everyday. Sounds like heaven right? Then lets bring heaven down and be in community!
#5 – Blessings
Last but definitely not least, a big benefit that I believe not many people realize that can come from community are Blessings.
If the first four benefits wasn’t already blessings enough for you in your life I want to let you know that there is more. Lately I came across a meme on social media that says “Surround yourself with people that will mention your name in a room full of opportunities.” Though it began as a small business encouragement online it speaks so much truth of what the power of a rich in love community can bring to your life. I told you in the beginning that I promised that every investment you put into finding your tribe will come back to you and then some. And it will.
Especially if you surround yourself with God filled people that love the way He does. The right community will bless you and be available to help you in time of need intill you’re ready to do the same.
So are you needing blessings in your life? Then sacrifice what may be getting in the way of finding your people and get excited because when you seek you will find.
The Truth About Community
Community is a beautiful thing but it is NOT a perfect thing. So as you begin your journey to find yours keep in mind they are a people just like you. So when you discover that people are not perfect within these communities can you promise me you will not let it discourage you? And that you will actually choose to be encouraged that they are not perfect because that means there is space and grace for your imperfections too.
This makes for harmony among the members, so that all the members care for each other. If one part suffers, all the parts suffer with it, and if one part is honored, all the parts are glad. All of you together are Christ’s body, and each of you is a part of it. 1 Corinthians 12: 25-27
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