Sunday: 26th May, 2019
Reference text : Acts 15:1-2,22-29
Acts 15:2 Paul and Barnabas had quite a dispute and argument with them. So Paul and Barnabas and some of the others were appointed to go up to Jerusalem to confer with the apostles and elders about this question.
Every manufacturer includes some limits to the products they make so as to preserve their long term functionality. Airplanes have a maximum weight limit and cars have a speed limits; it is therefore paramount that anyone operating these devices, knows the extent to which they can be pushed before falling apart.
Likewise, it is important to gauge the extent of one’s ability to deal with matters and the point at which one needs to reach out for help. In the text read from the Acts of the Apostles, there was a matter causing serious debates to arise. When the local church realised they could not deal with it effectively, word was sent to the Apostles in Jerusalem who swiftly sent a response.
In our present era where there is a big push for independence and building self confidence, many desire to do a lot of things on their own. To solve every issue, fix every broken equipment and to address each concern all by themselves. However, there are some things which will lie outside one’s range of efforts and have to be outsourced. It is important to be able to identify such times and to reach out accordingly.
In no way is this intended to show weakness, it is rather a recognition that some of the answers you seek to find, lie with others. It is an acceptance of the reality that no person can exist as an island. Beloved, no matter how capable you are, some things have to be done FOR you, and that is a truth we have to come to terms with.