Briana DuPreeComment

Present

Briana DuPreeComment
Present

I think the thing I love most about God is that He never leaves me alone.

When I’m in a great mood, He’s there.

When I’m in a bad mood, He’s there.

When I want to spend time with Him, He’s there.

When I want nothing to do with Him, He’s there.

As a single woman in ministry, I have more times than I care to admit where I feel alone. Even when I’m surrounded by people, I can feel alone.

Perhaps it’s because I can get in my head pretty easily and that lends itself towards me feeling misunderstood.

If you’ve been following my journey, you know that I am a recovering people pleaser. And while I’m growing in my security every day, I still wrestle with caring about what you think about me. And it’s exhausting.

I think that’s why I find peace in the presence of God.

I don’t have to pretend when it comes to Him.

He keeps showing up.

This reality has shaped my leadership and the way I do relationships.

God’s presence has changed the game for me.

Maybe my presence can change the game for someone else.

Now please hear me : I am not God. I am not omnipresent. My presence is not a replacement for the presence of God.

But being present for the people I love is a step toward being like Christ, I think.

Let’s show up for parties, plays, weddings, funerals, concerts, and special events.

More than that, let’s show up on couches and bedsides.

Let’s show up in the form of an encouraging text or surprise gift.

Let’s show up for the good moods, the bad moods, and everything in between.

Let’s change the game.