Read Galatians 6:1-10
When I think about my friends, I am overwhelmed by the way they love me. These are friends who keep me in check. If I am messing up or thinking about something in the wrong way, they let me know. I have served with them, gone on mission trips with them, laughed (a lot) with them, and cried with them. They make me better just by the way they live.
These are the kind of friends Paul is writing about in Galatians 6. My friends have carried my burdens in ways that I never expected. They do everything in love. I am beyond blessed by them. These friendships have taken years to build, though. We had to learn how each of us works and thinks. We had to build trust and commitment.
As part of the church, we have an obligation to one another. We are to confront each other in love, but we are to check ourselves first. We are to carry each other’s burdens. We are to do good, even when we’re tired. The Church has been created to spur one another on.
It can be hard to find people to push you towards Jesus, so do not give up. Keep on serving Christ with your life and trust His plan for your life. He will put the right people in your life when the time is just right.
Seek out a community of people who will encourage you in your walk with Jesus. We were not designed to live this life alone.
“Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted. Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” Galatians 6:1-2
How can you spur on a brother or sister in Christ today?
What do you need to do to find a community of people who will encourage you in your relationship with Jesus?