The Ministry of Support

Support – supporting the cause or policies or interests of; Aid, support, aid, assistance – the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furthering an effort or cause.

Everyone needs support. We are not islands for ourselves. Support is necessary to thrive and move forward in life. With the right support system, you can achieve great things; The wrong support system can mislead you.

I’ve learned from personal experience the importance of support in general, whether you’re going through a rough patch in your life or pursuing a dream. As an entrepreneur, support is crucial for your business to take off and thrive. Service in the context of this article means service/help. When someone gives you support, it is to help you and even to serve you by standing with you.

Support comes in many forms, be it a support group or an individual. Jesus spent the whole night praying about who will be in his inner circle/support team to accomplish his goal. If Jesus had to pray about his support system, then we need to do the same. Yes, Judas was part of the support system, but it was part of God’s divine purpose that he be on the team. Remember that nobody is perfect and we all have a humanity that we need to come to terms with.

Luke 6:12-13
12 About this time Jesus went up a mountain to pray and 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 is power in their presence, just being there is called the ministry of the presence.

“The Ministry of Presence is the act of supporting someone in need, even if it’s not words.” – Minister Malissa Redmond

It’s so important to have support. I can truly attest to the pain that lack of support causes. It made me look honestly at the circle around me. You cannot pour out and expect to be poured back in. You can’t always be the one to pour it out, it will leave you empty and exhausted. I have learned to flow back into myself, but we are not designed to make this the only means of filling our soul and spirit. We were created to be interdependent; This is where the right people and support team come in to help you build.

It’s not always just about being supported, it’s also about giving support. The relationships in your life should not be one-sided, but balanced in give and take, where support is given naturally and reciprocally with justice. Justice in relationships is one of the standards of every relationship, along with love, trust, loyalty and fidelity. When giving support or supporting someone, always examine the motives behind such support. The motive must always be pure. Real support is always caring.

When you fight and your people just sit and watch you fight… they are not your people – social media memes