Finally, they hit a stage where they no longer want to do it by themselves. Why? Because they already know they can. Funny, huh?
As Christians sometimes we get stuck in the phase of ‘I can do it myself.’ We want to seem so strong and mature in Christ that we don’t let anyone else see our weaknesses or see the hurt inside our hearts.
So, we put on the face of ‘I can do it myself.’ Doesn’t matter how many times we fail, when no one is looking. It just matters that no one knows we are struggling to get up and try again.
God never intended us to face our troubles alone. He is with us each day, but he also says that we need each other to be stronger.
New International Version (NIV)
9 Two are better than one,
because they have a good return for their labor:
10 If either of them falls down, one can help the other up.
But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.
11 Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm.
But how can one keep warm alone?
12 Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.
Are you struggling to get up? It’s time to lean on a friend. Someone else who shares the journey with you, can pray with you and help you up when you fall. God doesn’t intend for you to face life alone in your own strength.
Where have you found the people that have come along to be your Ecclesiastes friends?