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Sometimes we wonder if we’re alone in the quirky ways we see the world. And there’s great joy in connecting with someone who shares a similar vision as we do. But even kindred spirits still face loneliness.

We all have unique passions we want to share with others. And this is where we connect and find our sense of belonging in the world.

For instance, we might have dreams for business, ministry, or relationships that we want to see fulfilled. And we long for someone else to “get it” as we do.

In fact, it’s very disheartening when we share what’s important to us and we’re met with blank stares or accused of being overzealous and disconnected from normal realities.

We’re overjoyed when we finally find someone who gets it.

Finding our heart in another reassures us we’re not crazy or utterly alone. Someone else sees the world as we do and also cares for what’s important to us.

But even the best of friends are not exactly the same on every issue. We each have a unique design and carry a gift (and burden) that is ours alone.

As such, we must still deal with a certain loneliness even once we find our kindred spirits.

There’s some ache here, but it’s not a point of despair. It’s learning the joy of true fellowship.

Like members on the same ball team, each player has his own role. But these differences do not diminish their shared love of the game.

We do well to find our people, our team, our kindred spirits. But we should not confuse this connection with everyone seeing and doing everything as we do.  There’s a calling that remains ours alone.

Find and enjoy kindred spirits whenever you can – honoring your unique contributions along the way as well.

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Dr. Corey Carlisle

Licensed marriage and family therapist and certified sex therapist - providing Christian counseling and soul care to individuals and couples, with a special emphasis on developing the masculine soul. Suwanee, GA 30024

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