Two Are Better

“As iron sharpens iron,
      so a friend sharpens a friend.”
Proverbs 27:17

The more you blog, the more your mind begins to think in blog posts.  When Cally and I finished our run on Sunday, my mind went to a similar post, but sweet little Cally beat me to the punch. 

What I love about our experience is that initially, I may have been the one to keep us moving toward our goal, but as we neared the end, I was ready to quit early and grab a drink at Catch 31.  She, however assumed the role as task master and encouraged us to keep going.  Not only that, she was the one who thought it was a good idea to “finish strong” and sprint to the end. 

In this one instance where we ran four miles (hopefully there will be more to come) we both needed each other to reach our goal.  Just as Cally said yesterday, we need people in our lives to support, encourage, and in some cases, propel us forward when we feel like quitting. 

God didn’t make us to live alone.  At the very beginning of creation, after God created Adam, He said “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.”

One of my favorite verses that speaks to the importance of surrounding ourselves with others is Ecclesiastes 4:9-10:

“Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed.  If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble.” (NLT)
Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed…For a control freak like me, who tends to think I can do everything on my own, this is a great reminder.

Two are better than one. 

Not only is God a constant support to us, but He has given us the gift of friends who can help us along and encourage us to keep going. 

“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.”
Hebrews 10:24