Wednesday, May 26, 2010

It's Personal!

"Whatever else anything is, it ought to begin by being personal."
-You've Got Mail

I know we all have heard the phrase, "It's not personal". I definitely have experienced times where we have tried to remove the personal aspects from interaction with each other whether in business environments, social scenes, or just the day to day activities.

I saw a five year old street boy the other day. He walked down the street, weaving between people, who didn't even give him a glance... "It wasn't personal." In other words, it was nothing against him, it is just the way it is, it has become the norm.

And I begin to wonder, what is wrong with being personal? I thought about how it all begins with being personal. It IS personal. I can go through life, getting an education, working, going to church, starting a family, etc. All great moments and all great things, but am I giving the best of me, or seeing the best in others around me. Is it personal?
I can learn the greatest thoughts and ideas from others. I can hear theories. I can observe and appreciate the actions of others or the way they live. But where does it go from there?

You see, life is personal, relationships are personal, and my faith is personal.

I remember that moment when it hit me, completely, that GOD truly knows me. HE sees me. HE Loves me. And continues to desire to be with me, to reveal Truth to me, to bless me. It IS personal! And it is the same for you. It is the same for all of us. It IS personal. and from there the way we live is personal.

We see people; We give; We Love; We Live...Let's make this the norm!

It's Personal!


  1. sometimes it's hard to be personal, but it is how God has created and called us to be. good reminder! i hope to hear more from you soon. i miss hearing from your heart. love you!

  2. I love this post and I love making it personal...althought I don't near as often as I should. God blessed us with emotions and feelings for a reason! connect! Thank you so much for the reminder!!! Love you tons!!

  3. So glad to hear from you again, Jenn. God wants us to open our hearts and develop deeper relationships with others! THanks for your thoughts!