Partnerships are beautiful. As seen in so many examples in the scriptures and even around us. God wants us to work together and he’s created us each with unique gifts, talents and ability to function in different capacities.
As social beings, we are not meant to do life alone. Like they say “no man is an island” right?
But then, how do we know the right partners to work with? As there are examples of great partnerships, there are also examples of really bad ones. How do we know how to navigate this seeming mind field? How do we know who to work with, who to do business with, who should be part of our team?
This is where the spirit of God comes in. 1 Corinthians 2:12 lets us know that the spirit of God in us is our source of knowledge. We have been given the spirit, so that we can KNOW.
Philippians 2:13 also lets us know that the spirit of God is working in us, causing to make decisions that please God.
I say trust the God in you!
The spirit of God is us sometimes speaks to us through our instincts. What we sometimes call “gut feelings “. If you’re in tune with the Holy Spirit, your instincts can be trusted. Listen.
It is inevitable that people will be drawn to your light. They will be attracted to your ideas and will want to be a part of the awesomeness that is you.
No matter how eager a person is, no matter how much they validate and admire you, no matter how much it looks and sounds like a great idea, take your time before committing to a partnership.
Sometimes, it sounds fantastic at first meeting and then you find yourself delaying and dragging your fit to follow up and commit for no reason. Check it. Your instincts might be telling you something.
It’s always a great idea to take time to think over it, ruminate, pray and listen. If you’re being rushed into a commitment, then, that’s a red flag.
Don’t always rush out to share your ideas too. When God gives you an idea, spend more time talking to HIM about it and let him tell you how to run it. Don’t rush to whatsapp to find partners and look for applause. Sit on it with God and trust him to direct you to people he wants you to work with. (Proverbs 3:5)
Welcome to October! ❤