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We have all been in those friendships where you always feel that you just don’t belong. You can’t contribute because you are simply just not good enough. You feel lost when you are with them and you feel as though you need to act complete opposite of your normal self. Friend, it’s not you, it’s your tribe. The fact is that when we have found our tribe then it isn’t hard to fit in because, in the tribe that God has created for you, you are completely welcomed. All of you, not just small pieces.
So how does one know when they have found the tribe that God longs for them to be apart of?
How will you know that this tribe is different from all the other ones that you have tried to be part of?
The urban dictionary describes a tribe as a group of friends that becomes your family. The people that will be there for you no matter what and who you’re guaranteed to have a good time with. Although people may not understand how close they are and their relationships with each other, it doesn’t matter because they all understand it and love each other
As Christians, our tribe needs to be with others who are like-minded in our beliefs. They need to be focused on trying to live a life that is about Christ and promoting Christ in the world around them. Our Christian tribe needs to one that is there to support you and your family spiritually, physically and emotionally. A tribe shows up for baseball games, makes sick visits and jumps at any chance to be there for each other. A Christian tribe continues to point you to Christ. A Christian tribe is there to help you back up when you feel like you are falling. Ultimately, your tribe is your family.
Of course, we can find our Christian tribe in our neighborhoods, our local churches, our current circles or we can even find them in places we never thought of like places we frequent. The fact remains that we need tribes to help us to navigate through life and it’s many twists and turns.
The Ideal Christian Tribe:
- Supports you in your Christian walk. They are available for conversation, prayer and are willing to study scripture with you.
- Seeks out ways to be together. Game nights, movie nights in, special pot-luck dinners or whatever. It doesn’t matter because you just want to be together.
- It becomes hard to tell who’s family is whos. You are with each other so much your children become like siblings and the adults become one big parental unit, or so it would seem. Of course, they know and you know that you all have your own parenting style and that is OK.
- You don’t have the desire to compete with each other. In the ideal tribe, everyone knows each one brings something needed to the group. There is no need to outshine each other because you are all after the common goal and know that you need each other to achieve said goal.
- They help to provide a sense of balance in your crazy life. Yes, being so intuned with each other adds a bit of crazy but it helps add balance because they are all contributing pieces of themselves into your lives.
- You know that no matter what they are there. You don’t have to have secrets. Yes, you will not always agree but your love for Christ and each other is enough to sustain you. After all, you can not be part of the walk and not actually know what each other is facing.
The Ideal Christian Tribe Should Not:
- Constantly have strife.
- Gossip within the tribe about each other or others outside the tribe.
- Seek ways to sabotage each other efforts.
- Refuse to respect the fact that everyone has the right to their own opinions and ideas.
Friends, when you find your Christian tribe you will know and when you do, hold on for dear life because I can assure you Satan will attack it and you in ways you never thought possible but your tribe is worth it.
Until Next Time Just Keep Soaring 4 Him,
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