“(9) Two people are better than one, for they can help each other succeed. (10) If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble.” (Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 – NLT)
Have you ever felt all alone, or at least like, no one understands you? If you have, you are not alone because many have felt the same way. But here’s the truth, we all have similar experiences—both good and bad. Someone once said, “No man is an island…”—I believe this is true because we are dependent upon one another—I need you and you need me. This dependence, I believe, is designed by God for He said in Genesis, “it is not good for the man to be alone” (Gen. 2:18).
I was reading the Daily Inspiration for the Purpose Driven Life when I came upon the point: “Reveal your struggle to a godly friend or support group.” The scripture above was referenced. I believe in order for us to be victorious in our daily lives, we have to be honest with ourselves about the struggles we are experiencing and have someone we trust enough to share them with. In order to have someone there to help, I must trust someone enough to tell them I am having a difficult time.
You may wonder why is it necessary to share things you want to keep secret…well, we do it for help. Trying to keep it to ourselves is similar to hiding and that can be equal to lying about it. If we lie about it, there is almost nothing to keep us from stumbling and ultimately falling. There is a popular term where someone tells another—I’ve got your back—well, that is what each of us need—someone to have our back. You may say that you have God but He has given us each other to help stand and keep strong.
Wouldn’t you like to know, if you were to fall, that there was someone you trust who was there to help lift you up? I’m reminded of many times in nearly all sports, when a player falls; a teammate sticks out a hand and helps them to their feet. Often, the opposing player does not help—because he is an opponent but I don’t need the help of an opponent—I need a friend.
I believe if we were to open up about our struggles—both to ourselves and to someone we trust—we would find that someone actually ‘has our back’ and would definitely be there to help us stand and ‘if’ we fall…they will be there to help us up.
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