Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 Two arebetter than one, because they have a good reward for their labor. 10 For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls, for he has no one to help him up.
I am very grateful for the men in my life. They sharpen me (As iron sharpens iron so one man sharpens another) I have three men that speak into me on a regular basis and each one has his own gifts. I always get a little different take on an issue but always centered on the same theme …… Jesus. The key is they have permission to speak truth to me and vice versa. Everybody has stuff, marriage issues, kids, eating, porn, and lust, you name it they are all the same in the eyes of the Lord.
You can’t do life by yourself ….. You might think you can, but you can’t. If you believe that you can do life by yourself then you are walking in Pride. What comes before pride? Destruction! (That tastes good doesn’t it)! If you are not meeting with a couple of men that you do life with you are in trouble. I am not talking about a men’s group where you can fly under the radar but two or three that you can get deep with. It is a form of accountability. If you are meeting with a larger group of men then good for you. That is a start. . Most of you that read this have been on quest and you know the importance….. There is strength in numbers. Matthew 18:20 for where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” Does it get any better?
If you live out in the sticks then you find someone or you will become that stick and shrivel up and die.
You have to have men that you can confess to. Anyone read James lately? James 5:16 confess your sins to one another so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.