WE, US, OURS
The other day, I talked to a sister who confessed she has come to a humble place of recognizing she needs others to accomplish her goals. God gave her an incredible vision of self-employment, employing others, and helping people find employment. She admitted she initially thought she had it all figured out and knew everything. But, like the rest of us, her day of reckoning came. She saw her dream required much more than her skills, knowledge, and experience. It necessitates, in addition to God's undergirding, partners, collaborators, associations, and affiliations. God never intended for us to live out His plans for our lives alone. We do not live in a world of I, me, and mine. We thrive in the truth of we, us, and ours.
Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor: 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. Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken. Eccl 4:9-12
People are not purposed to work, serve, or succeed in a box alone. We are built to function as a body offering our unique gifts, skills, and strengths to advance humankind, our families, businesses, communities, nation, and the world. I have yet to discover anyone who has accomplished their vision, dreams, or ventures without receiving assistance or collaborating with someone else. Most of the time, when we receive our images of the call God has on our lives, our first reaction is excitement and joy until we realize we can't pull it off all on our own. After which we begin to feel discomfort, overwhelmed, and in some cases, fear. But none of these feelings are necessarily harmful. They are reminders that we need help.
"Great things in business are never done by one person. They are done by a team of people." -Steve Jobs
It is critical to the survival and sustainability of our call that we pray for people we can share our vision with. People who will support, nurture, and give themselves to its achievement. So we can thrive in the truth of we, us, and ours.
Peace and Blessings,
Dr. Gina E
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