ECCLESIASTES 4:9-12 NLT Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble. Likewise, two people lying close together can keep each other warm. But how can one be warm alone? A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken.
Lies that creep in on our darkest days: You are alone! No one would ever understand what a horrible person you are! If everyone knew your secrets, you would not be loved! No one cares about you and your struggles! You are a bad son, daughter, mother, father, or friend. You don’t have anything of worth or value to offer to the group.
ALL LIES! That’s what they are.
You can’t just work out your problems by yourself. Someone needs to hold the flashlight of truth for you, and then someone else needs to pray for you and hold you up.
Genesis 2:18 “18 Then the lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper who is just right for him.”
That ain’t right! We aren’t meant to lone wolves. That’s not how we are designed.
Understand the power in fellowship and supporting each other, and make sure you can’t get cornered and sneak attacked because you are alone! It’s not good to fall alone, its real trouble. Stand back to back and CONQUER.
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Conquer! Defeat, kill it, push it back, and make sure it never comes back! The word didn’t say survive for another day of suffering! It says conquer.
Do you want to experience victory in your life? Then you can’t do it alone
I encourage you to be more involved with your church, life groups, teams, service.
Get to know other men and women who are not perfect either.
Men: setup a texting accountability system
Setup a groupme chat for prayer requests
Start using social media for good things instead of whining about traffic, work or your horrible boos.
Technology is good, but nothing is a substitute for meeting in person and supporting one another.
If your group meetings with others who might even be believers turns into a complaint, whining, gossip fest… FIND A NEW GROUP! RUN FAST!
We need fellowship like we need oxygen
We need to lean on each other for wisdom, compassion and prayer
Friend: I need you on my team
And Three is better than two! Anyone want to try sneaking up on these vigilant rhinos? Yeah, I’ll pass.
IAM a Conquerer
IAM an Essential Cord
IAM not Alone
IAM Designed to be in Fellowship