We finished our Captivating group last evening. It was the right time to part company and we knew that but we lingered a bit, sad that it was over. God had brought us to a new place personally and collectively and we are truly blessed. You can read here how God brought us together.
I have not in a long time felt just a little sad when a group ended. I am typically thinking, "it's about time," or "I need a break." (Yes you can guess that I am a thinker and right on the edge of introvert/extrovert.) But I grieved a little. I think that God has brought me closer to Him and closer to my true self (who God made me vs. who the world has made me) through the study and through our company. We are planning on getting together for a movie and dinner over the school year and who knows what next summer's Bible study will bring.
You are beautiful, captivating, incredible women of God. You have blessed my heart and my life in ways you can't even imagine.
As a PS: I hesitated whether to send this personally to the women in the group or to blog it. I think I am blogging it because I want others to take a risk, put yourself out there, get with other women. It is only when you risk being your true self that you will find out who you really are and who God made you to be. (Hint: You are beautiful, captivating and made in the image of God.)