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What’s making you say, “Oh don’t get me started”?

Wouldn’t that be a good thing to know about your friends?  The thing is, you do.

Just picture one of them now.  The last time you hung out, what was she saying that made her slap the table with both hands open and lean in, pleading,

“Oh DON’T get me STARTED…”

Jenn Weaver says that when people are looking for the pulse of their work or the big joy in their lives, asking this question can bring us quickly to the jugular. “What’s making you say, Oh, don’t get me started,” is a solid gold question for uncovering what we love talking about, searching online for, going on adventures around, and even spending money on.

I would venture a guess that the things that make YOU say, Oh don’t get me started are breadcrumbs laying the path to your dreams.

Friends talk in dreams. We may feel too conspicuous using the word dream, so we euphemise our aspirations into things we are working toward, or thinking through, or praying about. But really, we have big plans for what we want to make happen.  Thoughts planting gardens inside of our heads.

I love when a friend can see my dream for me – before I’ve dared to let the words clothe it.  We have the power to do this for each other.  When we need the training wheels just a bit longer, girlfriends hold our backs.

Jesus knew that his friends would not always be welcomed as they went bringing his dream to the world.   He instructed them to look for the right kind of people in every new town.

Whatever house you enter, first say, “Peace be to this house!” and if a son of peace is there, your peace will rest upon him.  But if not, it will return to you. Luke 10:5-6

Can we be those kinds of friends – people of peace ready to receive each other’s good news?  Women who, when a friend starts a sentence, “Oh don’t get me started,” will beg her to finish?

And shut up until she has heard herself speak?


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  • Kris

    Ah, the beauty of dissent being given a voice by our friends who are not afraid to go there with us for the sake of deeper rooted truth. Now there is safe place! Thankful I have some rare folk like that in my life. ❤️

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