Have you ever found yourself in situations or challenges that you never thought you would experience? Maybe you were in these situations because of your own choices or perhaps it was a byproduct of the choices of others.
Have you ever felt scared, disappointed, humiliated, embarrassed, angry heartbroken, ashamed, or worthless?
Have you ever felt that you weren’t smart enough, pretty enough, thin enough, clever enough, _________ enough (you fill in the blank) or just plain NOT ENOUGH?
These two words bring me comfort, hope and point me in a healthy direction for help when it comes to the situations and feelings that I mentioned above.
“Me too,” helps me to realize that I am not alone….I am not alone in the “situation” and I am not alone in the feelings and emotions….and if I am not alone then there is always HOPE and HELP. I know God is always with me and I know I can always cast my burdens on Him, but sometimes it helps to also have a “ME TOO” friend as well.
Do HOPE and HELP present themselves to us on our doorstep waiving a banner that says….”I am here, I understand, I am here to give you hope and help?” Sometimes yes, but most of the time no. Regardless, when we are eyeball deep in the situation or emotion we rarely can see clearly, even when help and hope are right in front of us.
So what do we do when we find ourselves in these situations or struggling with these feelings and/or emotions and we are certain that we are alone?????
Find a “Me Too” friend. Be intentional about praying for God to show you the right time and the right person to share your situation/emotions/feelings with. This is important because the “wrong person” can often times hurt instead of help the situation. Pray for someone who embraces you for your strengths and is not threatened by them. Pray for just the right “Me Too” friend.
When we find someone who has been through a similar situation or has felt similar emotions and/or feelings, it can be such a “freeing” feeling.
One, we realize we are not alone in “this”;
Two, we realize that we aren’t the only one who has gone through “this” and
Three, we find someone who can show us true COMPASSION in the given circumstance versus judging us, or thinking less of us.
“Me Too” friends, can give us those AUTHENTIC, REAL relationships (REALationships) that we all long for in the core of who we are and who we were created to be.
I am so thankful and blessed for the “Me Too” friends that God has brought into my life. They have truly given me HOPE and HELP through situations, emotions, and feelings that at first felt hopeless.
Share your “Me Too” Friendship Stories.