Don't Be a Lone Ranger
Sometimes I am guilty of going off by myself to try and figure things out. Especially when I was younger I would alienate myself from other people in hopes that just being by myself could produce the answers that I was seeking. Often what happened was that I stayed confused about the answer and grew lonely in the process. God does not need Lone Rangers! In fact, things will always go better when you team up with others. When Jesus sent out the disciples to do the work of the ministry he sent them in two's. Why?
Look at this verse in Ecclesiastes...
4:9 Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed.10 If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble.11 Likewise, two people lying close together can keep each other warm. But how can one be warm alone?
12 A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken.
There is a way that to us may seem right but it usually ends up with no resolution and more trouble. Doing it God's way brings people together and brings solutions to the problems.The next time things go badly, don't go badly with them. Don't be a Lone Ranger! Grab a partner in ministry and pray through the trouble until peace comes. Grab a third if you want some additional power! This is your day to conquer that enemy!