You Don’t Know My Life

Some are reluctant to invite others into their lives because many confuse invitation with intrusion.

The invited RSVP with their beliefs and ways to intrude upon the one who asked them in.

Except,

an invitation and a welcome doesn’t ask for guidance nor does it imply the invited is equipped with the wisdom to advise another’s walk.

An invitation is an offer to be present.

An occasional, daily or even a lifetime of conversations doesn’t give insight to someone’s life.

Behavior and habits doesn’t inform a life; it informs the outsider of the lived experience and responses to them.

Trigger those responses you learn of weakness.  Exploit those weaknesses and you reveal yourself.

If someone invites you into their life, it’s an honor. Relationships are for shared experiences.

You are required to bring 3 things

  1. open ears to hear,
  2. open mind to learn,
  3. open heart for the journey.

You don’t know my life.  You don’t need to know.  The invitation humbly requests your presence to witness.