Every tall building needs a strong foundation. Even the greatest leaders need someone to lean on. (Exodus 17:12) No matter how great a success story, you'll often notice the quiet whispers of the people who helped make it happen. Though people may say they "made it" on their own, realistically speaking, that's not true. Everyday that you live, there's an opportunity for another human being to aid in your success.
If we look to nature we see this same thing. What would spring be without the pollination of bees traveling from flower to flower? Or the vitality of trees without the nourishment it receives from the rain being poured out? What about the tree/plant that keeps the caterpillar safe during it's transition in the cocoon? No matter where you look in nature you see this same concept. The growth of one is fueled by the assistance of another.
In our faith walk, it's no different. Many of you will say, "well Sun'Ray, I am in isolation in so this is not true. " But are you truly in isolation? Don't you still find your way to a YouTube channel to receive the nourishment you need? A prophetic word that confirms what God has told you? A revelatory teaching that transforms your life? What about those encouraging posts on Instagram that turns a bad day into a good one?
I guess what I'm trying to say is that, unless you live on a different planet you truly are never alone. There is always someone God uses to help build you up. No matter how indirect or direct it is, support is support. So just like a tree that is newly planted in the ground leans on it's support to help it grow mighty and strong? That too is how you must learn to grow for the rest of your life.
There's no way you can arrive to destiny and say you've done it on your own.
“When Moses’ hands grew tired, they took a stone and put it under him and he sat on it. Aaron and Hur held his hands up—one on one side, one on the other—so that his hands remained steady till sunset.”
Exodus 17:12 NIV
“Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.”
1 Thessalonians 5:11 NIV
Song Meditation: I need you to survive by Hezekiah Walker
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Reflection Question(s): We invite you to discuss below.
When God highlighted this to me, I had to truly reflect on my life. No matter whether it was a book, a teaching or an actual person that might've spoke a word that encouraged me, I never did accomplish anything on my own. Today is a moment for you to reflect on those resources God has been using to give you support. Just because it's not in the way that you want it, doesn't make it any less supportive. Spend time with this today and release that "independent" mindset.