I have realized something about myself. I ask God to send people my way or to show me who could use an encouraging word or learn about Jesus. Don't get me wrong, those things are fine and dandy. The problem is with me expecting him to be my genie and "poof" those people just appear! Not only that, I expect them to be wide open and ready to hear from me.
Unfortunately, that's not how it works most of the time. It's up to me to get uncomfortable and to accept that not everyone is going to have an open heart right away. I fully believe that if you have someone on your heart that he is and will work on the other person though. It's hard. It's disheartening. It's frustrating. But that's LOVE! It's choosing to pursue others regardless of the hard and uncomfortable.
Jesus pursues me on my best days and more so on my worst days. He pursues you, too, even if you don't know it right now. When you pursue Him back, He will bear fruit in you (producing in you what you are designed to produce) that will equip you to pursue others, people that are already His that just need encouragement and the others He longs to have a relationship with.
Be a pursuer.
I love connecting with you! Share in the comments how you actively pursue others. Do you have a special gesture you make? Is there a phrase you like to use when out and about? Maybe you don't have a specific thing you like to do. Or maybe there's something that holds you back.