“We work together as partners who belong to God.” 1 Corinthians 3:9a (NLT)
Humble yourself amongst others. When you choose to work on your own, you may be cheating others of the chance to partner with you in serving God.
- Praise God for who He is
- Confess your sinfulness and need for cleansing
- Allow His Spirit to draw you near
- Listen as He speaks to you
- Pray that you will be open and willing to accept others, regardless of your differences.
- Remind you that God has given you the gift of family and friends.
- Help you to remember that you are never alone, that God is always there.
- Thank God for hearing you.
- Trust that God is at work to accomplish His will.
- Psalm 1:1-6
“Our strengths must be shared with others in order to benefit us fully.” – Taylor Hartman
I always felt that I had an extra long job list ahead of me and nowhere near enough hours in the day or energy to do it. I tried to battle through the challenges on my own since in my eyes no one else could the job as well as I could. I became focused and narrow minded. There were work demands, home demands, family demands. It wasn’t until I became very ill and I absolutely had to rely on others did I realize that I had been surrounded by beautiful, wonderful, loving people who were there to work with me. Not just now because I was sick but they had always been there. I was not allowing them to show their love and compassion, their abilities and gifts that God had given them and they wanted to share. I had been robbing them of that chance. It was hard for me to accept this. I learned to humble myself and accept that I was not being “weak”. Many mornings I would pray my way to work asking God how I would get through this day. At night I would thank God for pulling me through another one. God shone people in my life that I could never have imagined.
God taught me that I did not have to do everything myself. That He has called us to work together with others for His glory.
Contributed by: Sharon Harding