Two are better..

There’s a pervasive romantic narrative across most cultures of the lone warrior, hero/heroin, the self-made man/woman The idea is that no one was present in the journey providing anything for our achievements and success. Nothing can be further from the truth.

This idea plays so well to our ego. We want the world to believe that we are strong and that we are special in some way. That we are enough.

But the truth is no one ever made it on their own. Everyone has had someone in their corner at some point in time. There is always a mentor, a teacher, a master, a coach. Without fail, there is someone who believed in them and stood with them, whether it was for a moment, or throughout their life. Most likely there has been a string of personalities that stepped in at just the right time to inspire hope, give direction, and remind us of the power of our gift to humanity. They provided support, created accountability and together forged the next step.

We can’t do it alone. We were never meant to do it alone. The story of humanity begins with a a call to community, “…let ‘us’ make man in ‘our’ image after ‘our’ likeness” was soon followed by, “it’s not good that man be alone.” God exists within community. Man was created to exists and finds himself thriving within community.

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 (NIV) 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.

According to the writer of Ecclesiastes there is a greater reward, accountability, comfort, strength and unbreakable connection in true, genuine community/connection.

“Share each other’s burdens, and in this way obey the law of Christ.

Community and connection allow for one more thing. We are invited to share in our burdens and in so doing we become active participants in the law of Christ.

Gal 6:2 (NLV)– “Share each other’s burdens, and in this way obey the law of Christ.

Reach out today and connect and you will find accountability, strength, and comfort, but more importantly, you will find Christ.

Transformational fitness coach: combining health/fitness, life, and spiriutal coaching.