Who could be so great to not need anyone? Even Jesus himself was not a Team of One. In order to succeed at what you're here to do, Connect with the people that God sends to you.~ R.A.W
I often think about the time we spend claiming and proclaiming our Independence, trying to reach a certain level or status that deems us worthy of praise or adoration. Well, I've never read a story of a hero who didn't have someone to uplift them or encourage them in some way to "keep pushing."
Jesus had disciples, Moses had Miriam, Aaron, and 40 elders, Batman had Robin, Bonnie had Clyde, and Ike had Tina.
Although these weren't all great relationships they all produced purpose from pressure.
In Every journey or path I take in life I'm always expecting. I try to get an understanding of
'Why I'm here." Who am I supposed to cross paths with that I can help, or How do I present the information one needs in a way that they will receive?
Also, What can I gain from this experience? I'm always excited to level up! The lesson about being quick to listen and slow to speak really resonated with me, and because of it I've learned a lot unexpectedly.
Right Connections are so important, and I believe that finding out who has your answer is the gateway to success.
Who do you connect with as a spiritual mentor, a business partner, a confidant, or an accountability partner to help keep you in line?
If you've ever been hurt, or had great expectations and been let down, I understand that it's not easy to readily let people into your private world, and trust me everyone doesn't need to be there. You have to know "what to expect" out of the different people around you. Everyone doesn't have the same gifts, and everyone's assignment to you is going to be different and vice versa.
I'm still learning everyday to assess purpose in my relationships and to understand that even though some people are not clear about their purpose or assignments I'm still expected to do my part. I could write on this subject for days, but let's keep the main thing- the main thing.
There are 2 references I'd like to use to clarify this piece.
Proverbs 27:17 says
Iron sharpens Iron, so one man sharpens another.
Ecclesiastes 4:9 says
Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up.
I'll leave you with this today; Make sure your connections help sharpen you, as well as you sharpen them! And In these times especially Let's not neglect to say that we need each other in a very real way, which is absolutely O.K.!!