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When we are making a difference, we are under threat. We need to be on our guard. The Bible describes Satan as a ‘prowling lion’ desperate to find our weak spots (and we all have them). In his practical blog ‘The terrifying danger of falling off my platform’, Matt Rogers suggests that we look for three people to help us out. People who are:

radically different from me, who is not prone to the same sin as I am. If you struggle with a lust for more, then you need an introverted, contemplative friend. If you are an aggressive leader, then you likely need someone around you who is a faithful, plodding shepherd.
 
not impressed with me. I need someone who is bold enough to call me out when they notice me creeping toward the edge of the cliff. We all need friends who can say, “I don’t know if you’ve noticed it, but you’ve become a total jerk". You need someone who is willing to risk hard conversations in order to confront you before it’s too late.
 
exactly like me but who has lived longer and matured enough to see the evil underbelly of our common personalities. I need someone who’s fallen off my mountain at the same place to warn me of what lies ahead. I need someone who, with tears in their eyes, can testify to the pain that they’ve experienced.

 

None of us can make it on our own. We need people to support us, just as we are there to support others.

  • Which of these three people do you already know? Who do you still need to find?
  • Who needs your support this week? What role will you play?

 

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