Better Together

Acts 2:46-47 “They worshiped together at the Temple each day, met in homes for the Lord’s Supper, and shared their meals with great joy and generosity—all the while praising God and enjoying the goodwill of all the people…”


We Were Made For Community. Naaman was a leprous general, and he remained that way until a little girl in his house gave him the answer to his leprosy (2 Kings 5). None of us is as strong as all of us. None of us is as anointed as all of us. None of us is as wise as all of us. The challenge sometimes with community (as beautiful as it is), the reason why people sometimes get discouraged in spite of the value of community is that community is made up of imperfect people. People will hurt you in community. I cannot tell you that things are all rosy in community. People will misunderstand and misrepresent you in community.

But guess what? In that mess is your promotion. That is how God has structured things. So, how do you and I cope when someone betrays us and all we want to do is shut everyone out? It is simple; it is all about placement. Learn to discern people early and place people properly. Even at that, you are still going to make mistakes, but you have to keep at it. You have to learn to place people properly. Another thing is, that somebody was loyal to you three years ago, does not mean the person will be today. Therefore, you have to keep evaluating the people around you. Also, the fact that someone was questionable three years ago, does not mean the person cannot be your best option today. To make a permanent decision based on a temporary situation is to put yourself in a bad place.

Ecclesiastes 4:10 “If you fall, a companion can help you get up. But if you fall by yourself you’re in real trouble because there’s no one to help you.” (CEV). I pray that you will not fall by yourself in the Name of Jesus. One thing that is common to humanity is trouble. I pray that in your day of trouble you will have people around you. Ecclesiastes 4:12 “By yourself you’re unprotected. An enemy can attack and defeat you. But two can stand back-to-back and resist, and a team of three is even better, like a triple-braided rope which does not break easily.” (MSG/NLT).

We were made for community. The COVID-19 pandemic did not go with 2020. It was even fiercer in 2021. A lot of changes and a lot of uncertainties have come because of that pandemic. However, the more things change, the more we must take refuge in the things that never change. I learnt that from a Rabbi.


Prayer: Father, heal my heart and help me maximize the blessings and value of the community You have planted me in, in Jesus Name. Amen!

Posted on Friday 8 December, 2023, in Challenge, Changes, Community, Enemies, Fiercer, God, Humble, Learn, Pandemic, Pray, Rabbi, Uncertainties. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a Comment.

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