We all need friends who will help us succeed. Especially in Christ, God has called “us” to be the heirs of God to carry His vision together never alone, we are “powerless” alone, we just can’t build God’s kingdom alone. We need one another’s specialty to advance God’s will.
“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds” (Heb 10:24)
I think real friends bring out the best in each other. Do you? They encourage and motiveate one another to reach their goals. Friends who will cheer you on to success are a critical part of getting healthy.
There’s an old Zambian proverb that says, “When you run alone, you run fast. But when you run together, you run far.” The lifetime of healthy habits ahead of you is not a 50 yard dash. It is a marathon. Our daily work is marathon.
Marathon runners know there comes a point when you start getting a pain in your side that makes you want to give up but if you have other people running with you, you can find the strength to continue to the finish line. The same is true in your journey to a healthier you. The only way you’ll achieve your God-given health goals is to have others involved in our life.
The bible says, “We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other” (Rom 12:5)
Challenge: who is working with you? Who is near by you? Who do you spend time with? Have you ever thought about including them in “building God’s kingdom” together?
Rom 12:5 says this: “Who are the people in your life to whom you can easily reach out for help?”