One of the deepest needs God created in us is the need to connect with other people. We all desperately need to feel that somebody can feel what we’re feeling and understand what we’re thinking.
One study by the California Department of Health Mental found that if you’re disconnected from other people -
You’re two-to-three times more likely to die an early death; You’re four times more likely to suffer from emotional burnout; You’re five times more likely to suffer clinical depression, and; You’re ten times more likely to be hospitalized for an emotional or mental disorder.
We need human connections for physical, emotional, spiritual health. Learning how to connect with people on a heart-to-heart, soul-to-soul level is one of life’s most important skills.
The first principle for connecting with people is this: Be courageous and take the initiative!
Don’t wait on somebody else to connect with you. You must take the initiative to connect with them. This often takes courage. Why? Because when we’re full of fear and anxiety, we don’t get close to each other. In fact, we back off from each other. We’re afraid of being rejected, manipulated, hurt, or used.
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Seeing Our Need We live like a little ant on this little speck of dust out in space. We get a Ph.D. degree and we strut across the stage and say, “Well, I don’t know whether or not there is a God.” And we can’t even control ourselves. We can’t even keep from blowing ourselves apart. We can’t even keep from manufacturing nuclear weapons that could destroy the world. We can’t even keep from hating each other, and fighting with each other, and killing each other. We can’t even keep from stealing from each other. We can’t even keep from dying, because all of us are going to die. No wonder the Bible says, “The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God,” because a man that would deny the existence of God is a fool. Daily Prayer Almighty God, help me to live in such a way, that when I tell others of Your existence, they will be drawn to acknowledge and receive You.
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