We’ve each been given a mission – called out to bring more life and goodness into the world. But this mission can only be successful when we have a home base. We need a place to ground ourselves and to rest before we’re able to effectively go out and accomplish all that is ours to do.
We can see this with kids growing up. Children who have a secure attachment with mom and dad tend to be more confident in exploring and engaging in the world around them. And without this secure home base, they’re more vulnerable to anger, passivity, and shame taking them out.
As adults, marriage often provides us this security. We feel like we can take on the world when we know our wife is there to support and encourage us every step of the way. Marriage becomes our home base – our place to be known, supported, and cared for. And it’s the place where we can let our guard down and allow our souls to rest.
This home base might come through other friends and family as well.
And certainly, Christ is our home base. He makes this clear when he teaches us that he is the true vine and that we can do nothing apart from him. It’s only in maintaining our secure attachment with him that we’re able to produce fruit and accomplish all that God has given us to do.
Time and again we see our need for a home base. And it’s probably a good reminder to come back home when life becomes increasingly difficult, and it seems like we’re doing it all on our own.
Our souls are not able to thrive without a home base.
In the end, the world needs your strength. But this call can only be fully answered when you have a secure home base to support you and give you life along the way.