I don’t know about you… but finding healthy and deep relationships within my same gender has always been difficult.
The truth is I’ve been hurt and I’m afraid of being hurt again. This used to make me run the other directions… but a lot has changed. Running is no longer an option for me.
I posted on the Leading and Loving It site today. Here’s my post:
In my childhood and adolescence, I found myself left out by girls often. I’m sure it was a mixture of being snubbed by the “mean girls” and me just being plain ol’ awkward… I guess it doesn’t really matter the reason… because the truth is I found it much easier to befriend boys.
As I matured, this didn’t change.
Like many of you, it was clear that God called me into ministry… MUSIC ministry, to be exact. A ministry that required one with my outgoing and entertaining (or obnoxious… whatever) personality to be up front. A ministry that was and is still to this day, 85% male led.
Think about it. Your sound guy… your tech team… your drummer… your bass player… your guitarist… your other guitarist… ALL MEN!
I LIVE in a man’s world…