Back in the day, I remember an instance where a guy that was interested in my sister was drilling me for information and asked me what she was up to. My response, in disgust was, “How should I know? Am I my sister’s keeper?” Wow! What a winning personality I had back then. It’s so funny when God gets a hold of you, your entire perspective on life changes (and thankfully parts of your personality too). Today, in addition to hopefully having a much softer, less abrasive response—I truly do believe that I AM my sister’s keeper. Not just my very cool biological big sister, but all my other ‘sistas’ I have developed a love for over the years and the ones I haven’t had the pleasure of meeting yet.
One of my sistas Sophia would always say that ‘we are all more alike than we are different’. We all experience fear, loneliness, disappointment, moments of comparison and so on. We all have our own share of insecurities and other downfalls that we must overcome and yet here we are. I know I can safely say that I am a product of constant prayer. I am humbled by the fact that I have family and friends praying for me and my immediate family on a regular basis. They love us and understand the call God has on my life cannot be accomplished without continuous prayer. In turn, I too have found myself in a position to pray for each of you when God lays you on my heart whether individually or corporately as part of our WWAV Community.
Galations 6:2 in the Amplified Bible says, “ Bear (endure, carry) one another’s burdens and troublesome moral faults, and in this way fulfill and observe perfectly the law of Christ (the Messiah) and complete what is lacking [in your obedience to it]”.
Do you know someone who is struggling right now? Struggling with their faith… with a lack of hope? Struggling in the place of their finances? Struggling with obstacles that are holding them back from all God has for them? Consider becoming your sister’s keeper. Pick up the phone, send her an email or text letting her know you’re praying for her—and then make sure you do! I can tell you that what you do for others, God is sure to do for you as well.
Bearing one another’s burdens is essential to our moving forward in whatever vision God has so graciously placed on our hearts. So don’t try to go the journey alone. It’s rare that all my sista’s are either up or down in spirit on the same day. We are all here to encourage and spur each other on to the next place God expects us to go. So the more we pour out into those relationships the more we can be poured into when our hope meter is running a little low.
Let’s link arms knowing we’ve got BIG things on the horizon. God has some incredible plans for each one of us to fulfill, but we will need a faithful team to see them come to fruition. Prayer, accountability and yes some old-school encouragement like a face-to-face chat over a pot of tea are just a few ways to connect. Relationship is where it’s at ladies—so go out and relate already! (smile). I pray that this is a word in due season for you in renewing your perspective with regard to your relationships. Yes they take time to cultivate. And yes they take energy to build, but I promise you that the seed you sow in your sista’s favour today will most certainly be multiplied back to you again when you need it the most.
In His love. Your sista,