I was watching a movie last night about the impact a great coach made in the success of some athletes. The movie is ‘Backwards’ in case you were wondering.
It reminded me that we are not on this journey alone and that we need others, if not formally, than informally to support us in our spiritual journeys.
In some ways, in my former, traditional church days, it may have seemed easier to be surrounded by such people. At least there were more people ‘around.’ But either way, I find that I have to work at finding and keeping in place the needed support. I need the Fellowship of the Ring, so-to-speak. As Frodo said, “I cannot do this alone.”
I need coaches. I need mentors. I need spiritual directors. I need missional community. I need counselors. I need people who speak prophetically into my life (with wisdom) as friends who know me.
Such people are available when I recognize the need and ask God to provide. And they play an essential role in our journeys.
Let’s go for God’s best, by His grace, and seek out people who will join us and support us in our destinies.