Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Friday, July 6, 2018

“Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.” — Ecclesiastes 4:12

Never Walk Alone

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are widely considered to be the two best soccer players in the world. Yet both of them were eliminated before the quarterfinals of this year’s World Cup. In fact, Ronaldo’s Portugal and Messi’s Argentina needed late drama to even make it out of the group stage.

As good as Messi and Ronaldo are, their early exits prove once again that one player can’t carry a team to victory. It has to be a collective effort with multiple people contributing.

The same is true in our walk with Christ. While the individual relationship we have with Christ is crucial, we need other people to pour into our faith life as well. Mentors help us mature spiritually and set an example for us to follow. Friends and family can hold us accountable to make sure we are staying on the right path. God designed humans to be relational beings. He didn’t want us to do this alone!

Just like we need people to help us in our journey, we should also make it a priority to pour into others. We can offer support and prayers, or even just listen to someone. If we see Christ in someone, tell them and encourage them to keep it up. We can also share what we’ve learned in the hope that others won’t make the same mistakes we did.

Our relationships with other people make life so much more meaningful and enjoyable.

Joshua Doering

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