I keep following the rabbit hole of Community…and it gets deeper and deeper. Today’s revelation is that it’s not about the community, stupid. I think a lot of folks see others living in a happy, healthy community and naturally want that, without giving much thought as to what it actually means to live that way and how much effort is expended to get and stay there.
Then there is the even deeper question of is THIS community for me? That is a question no one but God can answer for you. Is the community’s calling yours? Are your gifts the gifts needed by this community? Is their fight yours? If the answer is no, or even maybe, then I would suggest it’s not time for you to commit fully to that community. Keep looking, at it and others, but don’t invest completely. Being mismatched into a community may be worse than no community at all. The real question is…how can I contribute to this community and how do they support my developing relationship with Christ?