Everybody needs a Huddle

Earlier today I left my huddle. And I left better for having been there.

I’m thankful for it – for them.

A huddle is simply a small group of folks that are lovingly challenging you.

Every month I get the opportunity to “huddle” with other leaders here in Tucson. It’s a gathering of kindred souls looking to sharpen and grow as leaders. Typing this – I’m grateful for their investment, encouragement, friendship and the wisdom they bring into my life.

I’ve been a part of sports all my life – the huddle is the opportunity and space for the gathered group to recommit to what the task in front of them presents, to refocus on what matters and to renew a pledge toward each persons best.  That those in this circle are all for the others. My hunch is that your experience is similar. There is just something about a group gathered/huddled up. The 3 Musketeers type mantra: “All for one, one for All.”

So maybe as you’re winding down your 2011 calendar year.

Take a moment to consider 3 things:

  1. Do you have a huddle that you’re a part of? A group at church or of friends that are for your best?
  2. Is there someone in that group that could use a special reminder of how much they matter to you?
  3. If you don’t have a group – why not make a commitment for 2012?  (Find a huddle. Start one)

One of the things I love about the Church – is our quest to follow the modeling of Jesus, who huddled – taught the importance and vitality of living life within community. All for one, one for All kind of living.

Is it easy all the time? No. Does it take  effort? Yes. Most of the best things in life do take work…

Strength, endurance, wisdom, encouragement, creativity, perseverance, enrichment, vision and hope all exist within good huddles. Last I checked, I need those.

You do too.

Huddle Up.

And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, 25 not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another…  ~Hebrews 10:24-25a

Q) How has being a part of a group/huddle impacted you?

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