Who “Gets” You

by PJ McClure on December 2, 2012

There is something about an old, long-established friend that is special. The relationship is somehow… easier and I seldom worry about their opinion of me. Not because I don’t care, but because their opinion of me was taken care of a long time ago. As long as I continue to be myself, the opinion of a close friend isn’t likely to change.

Another advantage of this kind of friendship is that I feel more free to be exactly who I am and not put on any kind of front. Good friends see through formality and niceties to the real person. Even better, they want the real person more than the formal, overly polite version.

In the presence of real friends you can be mad, confused, and vulnerable with no worries of being judged unfairly. You can also ask for things you would never ask of anyone else and have an expectation that they will do everything they can to make it happen. They won’t think of you as moody or selfish because they know your heart. Real friends have seen you high, low, and everywhere in between… and choose to be around you anyway!

I have a few people that know me that way. A couple I have known since we were 5-years old. We could pick up the phone or see each after not talking for a VERY long time and to those around us, it would seem like we were picking up a conversation from just a few minutes before. No explanations, just relationship.

My wife, Tammy, and I have said numerous times that we ended up together because of how simple our relationship can be. To put it plainly; we ‘Get’ each other.

You know what I mean, right? If someone doesn’t understand a joke they say, “I don’t get it.” I’m sure most people in the world would look at Tammy and I laughing at something that no one seems to think is funny and thinks, “I just don’t get those two.” And to us, that’s completely okay! We get each other so it allows us to be who we are.

I have understood that about people for a long time. This weekend it was revealed to me in a brand new and very timely way.

My great friend and business colleague, Sandi Krakowski, has wonderfully strong spiritual gifts. Though I have seen and heard her use those gifts to deliver words of knowledge and wisdom from God to others, I had never asked her if she had one for me. This weekend I felt moved to do just that.

The message she relayed wouldn’t seem particularly¬†poignant to the passerby, but it was for me. It met me right where I was and knocked me completely out of the little religious box I was standing in. The part that made it matter is what I want to share with you, in hopes that it will spur you on in the same way it has me.

She texted to me a lengthy bit of knowledge that was great and then, “…God said, He gets you…”

Sandi had no idea what I was thinking about or wrestling with, only what she heard. However, in that moment, my life changed.

The life I want (we don’t have enough room or time for me to go through it all) is ridiculously huge. I mean to the point of absurdity… and I love it!! Every bit of it is in my DNA! Since I turned my efforts toward the true desires of my heart I realized that it was God Himself who put them there! Therefore, each and every move toward them is in alignment with His will and set in motion for His purposes!

I couldn’t possibly think up some of the stuff that I burn for. Most of my life was spent in fear of things 1/10th the size of things I long for now. Not just one thing…ALL OF IT!!!¬†Call me what you want (and some of you will), but if the God that created everything wants to blow my mind, I’m in! ¬†

Some of these things pose immense challenges and hard work, probable rejection from some people, and an enormous risk of failure by human standards. After all, there’s no way I can do them on my own. Not even one of them! And I want it all to happen anyway! (I’m going to wear out my ! key)

Here’s the thing… what I want may not excite you in the least. You shouldn’t want my stuff anyway. Want what’s on your heart.

You may not get me, but God does. He gets how extreme and over-the-top I am. He gets that I want seemingly unattainable things and I want them all at the same time! He totally gets me when I tell Him, “It’s never been done this way before and everyone says it has to be the old way, but I don’t want it that way. Let’s do it a new way!”

“He gets you” This three-word revelation has stoked my fire to a brand new height. I really can’t find more words to explain it and that’s saying something!

Better than even my closest friends, God gets me… and He gets you too.

Open your heart, you won’t surprise Him. Allow the desires of your heart to pour out and He’ll show you what to do. And like those best friends, but much better, He will always be there to see you through. Get it?

Be your best,

PJ

Tara Wilding - Herndon December 3, 2012 at 2:15 pm

PRAISE GOD! This was a fabulous article and I’m so thankful you had that revelation. It’s a really important one to get! I pray for people that don’t have a personal relationship with Jesus will read this post and open their hearts. You and Sandi have been blessed with such a wonderful ministry!

PJ McClure December 3, 2012 at 4:20 pm

Thanks Tara! Hey, do me a favor and include all the people that do have a relationship with Jesus because many of them don’t understand how much He loves them either! There’s a next step for all of us. Thanks so much!

Richard December 3, 2012 at 4:25 am

Hi PJ!

Nice timing. I get it because that is a very helpful message for me. We seem to be having a similar revelation. I am in the midst of a 40 day fast praying for revelation, clarity and direction. I am half-way through and it has been bumby. Thanks for reminding me that God is behind, before, within and beside me because He knows me and how I am wired (He wired me).

God bless and…
Be Awesome!
Richard

PJ McClure December 3, 2012 at 4:14 pm

Hi Richard! First, stay away from the chips! Second, use your fast as a time to do nothing but draw closer. I’ve seen in my own life that the times I have received the greatest clarity and direction were the times I took off running, calling over my shoulder, “Thanks God! I’ve got it from here!”

He shows us repeatedly that what He wants is us close. If it takes a little fog around us to make us draw closer, He’ll use fog. Seek Him only and see what else follows.

Dorothy December 3, 2012 at 1:39 am

PJ

Thank you very much for this article. I have been wondering for a long time about me, but knowing(learning) from you that God “gets me” is a real comfort and a big boost to my following Him even in things that are so obscure to me. Yes, it is indeed easier to follow someone who “gets you” that anybody else. Thanks once again PJ.

PJ McClure December 3, 2012 at 4:19 pm

Dororthy
I’m so glad this resonated with you! This little revelation is transforming me with each moment and I believe it has potential to rock some worlds. Glad you’re here!

Courtney December 2, 2012 at 8:59 pm

Perfect timing PJ! I’m sitting waiting for a very old friend to call me in a few minutes and reconnect! I feel so called to step into the huge dreams and visions God put on my heart! It’s is so great to have leadership and company for this wild journey! I feel so blessed to be rocking with the best!

PJ McClure December 3, 2012 at 4:17 pm

The timing is only perfect if you step. :) God is up for an adventure! Are you in?

Rich December 2, 2012 at 6:12 pm

Thanks PJ! I have always struggled with the notion that people are ashamed of their true inner desires. I always believed that we were put here to experience all that life has to offer and that God would never think of those desires as unreasonable. I have never heard it put the way you and Sandi put it, but now I have heard it in a way that finally makes sense to me. He gets me… Thank you for giving me that profound gift.

Rich

PJ McClure December 3, 2012 at 4:16 pm

So welcome Rich! Those that see our heart’s desires as evil or shameful are no doubt thinking of how the enemy can pervert or twist those desires to something unGodly. Those are choices we make to allow those things to happen, so it is easier to ignore them and play small than to work hard to honor them.

If God put it there, He did it for a reason!

Heather December 2, 2012 at 6:05 pm

Wow, P.J. that was so moving. That is really all that matters, is that God ‘gets you’. I really needed to hear this. Thank you so much for opening up to all of us.

PJ McClure December 3, 2012 at 4:10 pm

You’re welcome Heather!

Mike December 2, 2012 at 5:25 pm

Thanks for sharing. Your words were a comfort. I am glad God gets me.

I am not sure I “get me” yet.
I do not understand why I think I don’t “get me” yet.
I believe I should be doing SOMETHING to get a clearer picture of who Mike is.
Do I already know and am just blind to it?

I am north of 50 and still deciding what I want to be when I grow up!

PJ McClure December 3, 2012 at 4:09 pm

Hi Mike,
Willful blindness isn’t uncommon. We stop looking at the things of our heart because someone convinced us they were selfish, foolish, soulish, or some other ish. Don’t worry about deciding what you want to be, just BE!
Seek God’s face, go where He is calling you. The safest place in the world to be is where God wants you.

Margaret December 2, 2012 at 5:15 pm

P.J., I really needed to read that today. Thank you so much for posting this article. A lot of changes in my life over the last few weeks and it has been hard. I heard or sang a hymn in church this morning and it made me cry. The song was “The Healer”. I don’t know off hand who wrote it but it hit me like a ton of bricks. So I kind of understand when you get something it sometimes knocks you over. Thanks again PJ for your uplifting message.

PJ McClure December 3, 2012 at 4:07 pm

Margaret, the version of The Healer that I know is from Hillsong. It’s great! And remember, He only knocks us over so we can get back up stronger and in a better spot. :)

Kerri December 2, 2012 at 4:16 pm

Thank you for posting this, PJ. Sometimes it helps to be reminded that no matter what, God is always there and He always understands!

PJ McClure December 3, 2012 at 4:05 pm

In my case Kerri, it ALWAYS helps to be reminded, but this was seriously a fresh revelation for me. Glad it sparked you too!

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