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. Ecc. 4:9-12
Words have meaning…I realize I am being captain obvious here. Yet, there are some words that as you consider their implications in your life, if you allow them to, will carry life-changing significance.
Sometimes God gives us a word that is like a bolt of encouragement from heaven, charging up our batteries and helping us make it through another day. Then there are other words that are foundational. These are words that we build upon. They become l strength giving to all aspects of life.
The word “Together” is one of those words for me. I would definitely rate it in my top ten, maybe even in my top five foundational words of truth and instruction for my life. The reason this word rates so high for me is that I see it bringing meaning and significance to every framework of life. It colors everything regarding God and others.
Life is all about “being together,” doing things together, and becoming together! We will never get to where God wants us to go in this journey called life by ourselves; we were designed to go through life together. When we go alone, not only does the journey become lonely and unsatisfying, but who then will pick us up when we are down, or who will push us to reach our potential? If we walk alone, who then can carry our sorrows or who will double our joy?
The concept of “together” will have real power when we see life, church, business and family as “a together journey.” As American’s, so much of our culture highlights the individual. But individualism so often breads selfishness in this ego-centric world in which we live. My rights, my decisions, my money, my everything. That world view just isn’t biblical. Life is always, always, always better and stronger, together. While we all know this subconsciously, I think it is time to bring it to the surface and acknowledge it out loud. My life is best lived together with others!
Life goals are always better together. Got a goal to visit the Effie Tower? How much better is it to have a goal to kiss your spouse on top of the Effie Tower. Got a goal to make a million dollars? How much better would it be to help 100 people make a million dollars. Got a goal to get in shape? You have a 300% higher chance of obtaining your goals if you tackle them with a partner.
The old African proverb is true: If you want to go fast, go alone, but if you want to go far, go together!
Let’s make “Together” a life-changing word in our lives. Together we can!