What My Small Group Taught Me
Every week, I meet with a small group of young people.
As a youth leader, part of what I do is not only to mentor them but also to minister to their needs.
Not only do we study God's Word, we also talk about life, school and basically every single thing that is going on with each other's lives.
But, if there's one thing I learned from them it is that:
No man is an island.As cliche as it may seem, I never really understood what that meant until I heard the experiences of other people.
Some people choose to keep their problems on their own. Some choose to hide their true self. Some just bury themselves with depression until eventually everything would bubble up and consume them.
We all need an outlet.
You are not meant to be alone. You are a social being.
You got to find people who are willing to listen and understand. But, most of all you got to at least open yourself up first.
This is why I spend time meeting them every week in spite of my busy schedule.
I may not be able to solve every problem they have. But, being an outlet for all their frustrations and disappointments may be enough to minister to them at the moment.
It keeps me alive too.