Support – aiding the cause or policy or interests of; assist, assistance, help, aid – the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose.
Everyone needs support. We are not islands unto ourselves. Support is necessary to thrive and move forward in life. With the right support system you can accomplish great things; the wrong support system can lead you astray.
I’ve learned from my own experience the need for support in general whether you’re going through a hard time in your life or achieving a dream. As an entrepreneur support is crucial for your business to take off and be successful. Ministry denotes service/help in the context of this article. When someone is giving you support it is to help you and even serve you by standing with and by you.
Support comes in many forms be it a support group or individual. Jesus spent all night praying about who will be in his inner circle/support team to accomplish His purpose. If Jesus needed to pray about his support system then we must do the same. Yes Judas was in the support system but it was part of God’s divine purpose for him to be on the team. Remember no one is perfect and we all have a humanity to deal with.
12 About that time Jesus went off to a mountain to pray, and he spent the whole night there. 13 The next morning he called his disciples together and chose twelve of them to be his apostles.
Support can also be someone’s presence. There’s strength in their presence just being there, it is called the ministry of Presence.
“The Ministry of Presence is the act of supporting someone in need even if without using words.” – Minister Malissa Redmond
Having support is so crucial. I can truly attest to the hurt lack of support creates. It made me honestly look at the circle around me. You cannot pour out and not expect to be poured back into. You cannot always be the one pouring out it will leave you empty and depleted. I have learned to pour back into myself but we are not created to make that the only means of filling up our soul and spirit. We were created to be interdependent; this is where the right people, support team comes in to help build you up.
It’s not always about being supported but giving support as well. The relationships in your life should not be one sided, but balanced in give and take where support is given naturally and mutually with equity. Equity in relationships is one of the standards of any relationship along with love, trust, loyalty, and faithfulness. When giving support or someone supporting you always check the motives behind such support. The motive must always be pure. Genuine support is always caring.
If you’re struggling and your people are just sitting there watching you struggle… they’re not your people – Social Media Meme