Fight with a Friend

Elijah was afraid and fled for his life.  He went to Beersheba, a town in Judah, and he left his servant there (1 Kings 19:3, NLT).


John Donne once said, “No man is an island.”  The implication is that humans don’t thrive in isolation.  God understood that, and He made Eve for Adam.  His rationale says it all, “It is not good for the man to be alone” (Genesis 2:18, NLT).


I wish I could have shared that with Elijah, the prophet featured in 1 Kings 19:3.  When he faced the challenge of his life, he chose to fight alone.  Isolation, however, left him subject to his irrational thoughts.  Maybe the presence of a trusted friend could have steered him back on course before his epic encounter with God.


Perhaps you tend to fight your battles alone.  Let me dissuade you with similar words as God spoke about Adam, “It is not good to be alone.”  While God never abandons us, He often chooses to accompany us via other people.  God has people strategically positioned in your life to help you fight.  Lean on them during your challenges.  You’ll make it out quicker and more emotionally stable than you wold if you fought alone.  Fight with a friend!