Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Created for Relationship

We all know independent people. Shae is one of those people. When it comes to changing the oil in the truck, she can do it. When something needs to be done, give her enough time and its accomplished. You've been warned not to challenge her with, "That can't be done!" She will prove you wrong. She will either do it or find someone who will. I have to admit, when I try to do some of those things, I screw it up worse than it was. Eventually, it's time to find someone else to fix the problem.

For the most part, independence is a good thing. But more importantly, we need those we can count on to encourage us to live to our highest potential. We get to the point where we can't accomplish tasks on our own. Even the most independent people eventually need other resources. I need you and you need me.

Fact is: Mankind was created for community. Consider the examples of the Trinity, Adam and Eve, God and the Israelites, Jesus and the Church, marriage, the nuclear family, and _____________(add your own example here).

Americana has led us to believe "To accept, or worse yet, to request help signifies a weakness." How wrong we are when we buy into this idea. Christian pollster George Barna found 1 out of 6 believers has no accountability relationship with another believer.

It's just another way we've allowed society to infiltrate the Church.

4 comments:

J. Brent Bullock said...

Dede & I met a young lady this morning that was experience life without a spiritual accountability partner. She wanted the help, but struggled to find the right person to walk with her. Prayer for the right person is essential. I've been thrown into a group before and it ain't no fun. It was years before the Lord brought me a true accountability partner.

Mike said...

You're right. It was years for me as well. Accountability partners are hard to come by. But like the persistent widow, when God sees how serious we are about growth, I believe He provides.

Blessings Bro!

Mike said...

You're right. It was years for me as well. Accountability partners are hard to come by. But like the persistent widow, when God sees how serious we are about growth, I believe He provides.

Blessings Bro!

Anonymous said...

Interesting is that we have this requirement that we go into the world and spread the Word. This requirement that we deciple. That worship corporately. How would work without community? So thinks Mike