Human nature and culture encourage us to look out for our own interests. We can be tempted to put so much energy toward proving ourselves, toward reaching goals and climbing the corporate ladder that we become self-centered and leave others out. But no one can be successful alone. There is strength in numbers.
We all fall from time to time, and according to Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 we are more likely to have difficulty recovering from those falls without the support of others. Make sure you are building supportive relationships with others, both inside and outside of work. Hold each other accountable, encourage each other through challenges and pray together. Can’t find another person? Let Jesus be the third “strand” in your “cord of support.”
Invite Him into your relationships to be your guide, to give you wisdom and to positively impact those around you. Building strong, Christ-centered relationships will help you stand against any obstacle and rise above any challenge at work.
Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken. Ecclesiastes 4:9-10a, 12b