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“We” is Greater Than “Me”

The life of a person consumed with anxiety, anger, fear and resentment can lead to a life of isolation as the person mistakenly believes that the sins only affect himself or herself. But that’s not true. A person’s sins, especially when not dealt with, can also impact his or her family, friends and coworkers. We can all be affected by the sins of those around us.

God confirms that we cannot do life alone in Galatians 6 when Paul writes, “Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ” (Galatians 6:2). We are not called to live a life of isolation, where we allow our sins and our burdens to impact both us and those around us. Instead, we are called to embrace community and rely on others to walk through our difficult times with us. Together, we can seek healing in the way that God prescribes - by carrying each other’s burdens.

Our God is a God of grace.  He gives us what we need when we need it and who we need when we need them.  When we are at our worst, God can bring us back to Him through His people.  

Reflect:

  • Do you have a struggle or sin issue that you haven’t shared with others? Take your next step, and share that burden with someone close to you. Consider joining a group of other believers to help you with this process!
  • Can you remember one time that sharing your burden helped your healing process? How can you use this memory to encourage yourself and others to continue living in honest community?

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