For years I didn’t have a tribe.
Saying the word “tribe” makes me feel silly, but I believe it’s one of the strongest things we can do to live free as women.
Years ago, I had built a wall around me. I had friends. I was surrounded by people who loved me and I loved them back, but that wall kept them from getting too close. My wall was carefully hidden, nurtured, and visible only when I wanted it to be.
When I sensed God calling me into ministry, I knew that he was asking me to break down that wall.
So I flew solo for a very long time. I worked hard. I was surrounded by people. I prayed and ministered, but that invisible wall stayed in place. It wasn’t intentional.
It is just who I am — I thought.
It was also isolating. Lonely. Exhausting. And I don’t believe it was ever God’s plan for me.