March 5, 2016 12:39 PM
The desire to get out of the house and do things and be around others is not due to being home alone or feelings of loneliness, as some might believe. Honestly it is much easier to be a hermit. Alone, there is no one to bother you. No drama, no one to fight with. No one who can use or hurt you can be a much simpler life. However God did not create us to be alone. If He had He would have stopped with Adam. Yet He looked at him and knew he needed a companion. A branch cut off from the vine will wither and die. Yet the vine will continue to live. It can be pruned till it is not more than a stump and will survive. Beneath the surface its roots are strong and continue to grow. With proper care the vine will grow.
You never know whose life you will touch when you get out. The love of Christ inside of you needs to be shared. There is someone outside of the safety of your home who may have heard of the name of Jesus, but has never seen His love. Even if you do not speak directly to this person, your actions can be just what they need to see to know His love is real. Something as simple as your smile can brighten their day. A seed kept inside of a package will never grow. You need to get out of your shell and spread His love and plant the seeds He has given to you and to me with a world starving for His love. You were created with a purpose inside of you. Let it grow and take root. It can only do this if you take action and not let it lay dormant. Get out and till the soil, and plant those seeds, and then keep the good work up and care for what you have planted and watch the fruits of your labors grow and produce more seeds for future crops. You have been blessed, now go and be a blessing.