In Part 1 – I wrote about getting rid of the junk in your life on a Daily Basis – this is a must to be able to hear the promptings from the Spirit. On this Blog I would like to tell you about how I have developed a Support network to help me keep the junk out.
I have three areas of support that are a must for me…
- You need a Pastor or Spiritual Leader that you can have a coke with.
- A couple of guys of accountability.
- A church family where you can connect with ministry – life group.
This scripture has the best explanation as to why we need a support network.
Ecclesiastes 4: 9>12: 9 Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. 10 If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble. 11 Likewise, two people lying close together can keep each other warm. But how can one be warm alone? 12 A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken.
I would like to expand how I use each one of my supports.
Pastor: Pastor Bob and I go out for Cokes at times (that is when you are in trouble) but most of the time we meet for Breakfast or Lunch and just talk about stuff. One of the examples l like to us is a conversation we had about my eldest son. My son was missing allot of school and was going to flunk out of 11th grade – so I met with Pastor Bob. After a long conversation – one of his great spots of wisdom he gave me was that not everyone is meant to go to school. So I had a long conversation with my son and we checked him out of school that afternoon. Long story short – he worked construction that summer and went back to school the next year and graduated with his class. *One other item – make sure and tell your wife what you are going to do – when she came home I told her what I had done….. Not a good thing. I just told her Pastor Bob told me to do it… (Everyone needs a Pastor to Blame – it works).
Accountability Guys: I call these my 2am guys – someone you can call at 2am and they will come…. These are your best help in keeping all the junk out of your life – someone you can just talk to. One thing about a 2am guy is that he may tell you some things that you will not like – but remember he is there to Help..
A church Family: It is important to be surrounded by a church family to keep you Positive. So many times we surround ourselves with the wrong people and it will keep you from going forward. Get involved with a Ministry or some type of Life Group – these will help you see where God can use you.
So as I stated in the Beginning – you need a Support Network to help keep out all the junk in your life so that Christ can work through you in some very powerful ways.