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Proverbs 25:17 NIV

“Seldom set foot in your neighbor’s house— too much of you, and they will hate you.” 

Solomon was a fan of making sure everything we do we do with a sense of moderation. We see this same encouragement in our relationships. Too much of us can wear on a friendship and certainly it can wear on those in close proximity. It is not necessarily a reflection on us as a person but it is a rather common understanding of us as people. Remember the whole, ‘too much of a good thing’ concept. All of us need time of quiet reflection. We need times to be alone to revive our spirit. Jesus often pulled away to be alone with His Father. When those times are interrupted by anything or anyone it is not necessarily the object of the interruption as much as the loss of that solitude. This is not a particularly deep truth. It’s just a very practical reminder. It is a good idea on occasion to reflect on who may need less of your presence. Things less accessible can at times seem more appreciated or valuable. There is certainly a balance involved in this observation. Today consider who may need a visit and who may appreciate some space. #BeTheEdge

“But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.” Jesus

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