I often get people who will come and confide in me because of my personality.  Some of those same individuals ask me for advice on personal as well as business matters.  They obviously like the advice I give otherwise they wouldn’t keep coming back.  No, I’m not boasting on self, I do have a point I promise.  I have friends who ask me to borrow money and I loan it to them.  Pending the amount I just may tell them to keep it, and let God bless me another way.  It’s just who I am, the way I was raised, the way I’m wired.  I tend to see the good in people.  This is great for my family, friends and loved ones.  But to whom can I run to when I need the very same things.  It’s hard for me to go to the people who come to me.  If I do, I hear these responses:

do-you-feel-hopeless-21308086“I can’t help you.” 

“Sorry, I wish I could” 

“I usually come to you for this type of stuff.  Don’t ask me.”

“I was just about to ask you for something.”

Or something to that affect.  I have had older people tell me you can always turn to God.  And in no way do I doubt that.  I trust and believe in God and all that He stands for.   But it’s nice to know that there is another person there to help you out instantly.  That could be the person that was sent by God.  Who knows?  I’m starting to feel like I am missing something in my life.  I have made some choices within the past 18 months that have led me to where I am now.  I chose not to pursue another relationship because of my other obligations.  I know it’s selfish of me, but at what point questionmarkdo we take time for self.  Obligations I have to myself like my health, my writing, my book and the other projects I’m involved in other than work.  It’s all starting to take a toll on me though.  I am physically and mentally drained.  I need to make some serious changes, or just simply give up some of the activities in which I am involved.  So I ask again, who can I run to?  I’m not looking for an answer just needed to voice my thoughts; however I never turn down free advice. Lol

Thank You for being my Audience.

Norman LaVelle

3 thoughts on “Who Can I Run To?

  1. I am an expat. I felt the same way, especially since I was living abroad. I had to join a life group. This is a close knit group of people who meet regularly, study the bible together, and help each other by being there for each other as brothers and sisters in Christ. We need each other. As Christians, we don’t have to go through this thing called life alone. Reach out! It worked for me. May God continue to bless you and your writing.

  2. Let me know if you need anything Norm.. but don’t forget: “With great sacrifice comes great reward..” (You can put me in the acknowledgements of your next book) LOL

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