How Having a Supportive Community Can Take You Further in Life & Business By Fideliz Cruz
Hello Fellow Kingdom Women!
Our Community focus this month is "Community Stewardship" & I'm excited to unpack this months focus with you all! Here's our Scripture Focus:
"And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching." Hebrews 10:24-25
Last night we had our KWE Facebook LIVE and I shared how God has created us for community and the importance of cultivating and stewarding the relationships that God has gifted us with.
We serve a God that is intentional and purposeful and so we know that the people we connects us with is not by change or by coincidence but is because of a purpose.
Your family, your circle of friends, your connect group, your church, your workmates, your fellow students... all of the little communities that you belong in or part of has been created by God and they are His gift to you.
Before we go on ahead and talk about community, let's remember that we didn’t come up with this idea. Jesus is our example here. Jesus modelled community in his own life. He had disciples and He was always surrounding himself with his community. He also sent out His disciples 2 by 2! - He placed a big importance on partnership and relationships.
God designed for us to be in community.
Another example is in ACTS: Acts 2:42-47
They devoted themselves to the apostle teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer, all the believers were together and had everything in common. They sold property and possessions to give yo anyone who was in need. Everyday they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favour of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved”
God Designed us to be in community because we need each other for:
“Carry each other’s burdens and in this, fulfilling the law of Christ” Galatians 6:2
"And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another and all the more as you see the Day approaching." Hebrews 10:24-25
Sharpening & Accountability
“As iron sharpens iron, one man sharpens another” Proverbs 27:17
We need true friends that will share what we need to hear and challenge/confront us.
These are true friends! + accountability. Sharing your struggles and battle with you.
Find your friends that will sharpen you. Find your tribe!
Company, Joy & Communion
"Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity! It is like the precious oil on the head, running down on the beard, on the beard of Aaron, running down on the collar of his robes! It is like the dew of Hermon, which falls on the mountains of Zion! For there the Lord has commanded the blessing, life forevermore." – Psalm 133 ESV
There's so much joy in being with your fellow faith filled sisters!
Coming together and celebrating all that God has done in your life. And God loves this! God loves seeing His children coming together in unity and enjoying each others presence. In this He commands a blessing.
There is power and blessing over a community that is united for God. We can go further when we come together in unity and of support of one another
COMM - UNITY.
Clear Communication - "speaking the same language"
Unified in love, in HIM in vision.
One Vision as oppose to di-vision.
There is power in UNITY.
God commands a blessing when there's unity
"If you want to go fast go alone.
If you want to go further, go together"
There is only so much you can do on your own.
And for a time maybe will go fast and toward your desired destination. But you can only go so far. When you go together you can go far. Even further than just on your own. How? Because in a community you have:
- Sharpening & Accountability
- Company, Joy & Communion
But cultivating community doesn’t happen over night.
You have to be intentional in creating these connections and take time to engage and add value to others.
Just like a plant. You need to nurture your relationships, you will need to invest, add value and give yourself to that relationship so that it will grow and be strengthened.
My questions for you:
Do you have a community that God has given you? Have are you cultivating and being a good steward of the community that God has given you? How are you adding value to your community?
Philippians 2:3-5 “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or empty pride, but in humility consider others more important than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interest, but also to the interest of others. Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus”
This scripture reminds us to Respect, honour and serve each other.
This is a Kingdom Mindset. "let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus"
We are to come into any situation with the mindset of "how can I serve?"
Looking forward to diving in these scriptures with you all some more through out the month of November! If you are not part of our Kingdom Women Entrepreneurs Facebook Community yet, come and join us - We have free sisterhood masterclasses on Tuesday Nights where we unpack our community focus together! Let's learn together on how we can implement, and put God's work into action in our life and business Lots of love,
Speaker, Author + Christian Life & Business Coach. Founder of KWE Academy. www.fidelizcruz.com
A visionary who loves seeing women rise up in leadership in any aspects of their lives, using their gifts and talents to build a business & life that honours God, as they walk in their God-given calling. Fideliz is a Certified Life Coach by BYCA & is the winner of the 2018-2019 International Coach Of The Year Award. Fideliz runs a few bespoke workshops in Sydney one of which is the Vision Casting Workshop that aims to help women create their Personal Life Vision and kick-start their journey towards their dreams. Fideliz is the founder of Kingdom Women Entrepreneur Community and ARISE Business Network. Author and Co-founder for www.wildlilyresources.com an online store providing Christian products such as journals and affirmations cards.
The Kingdom Women Entrepreneurs is a Sisterhood Community for The Vision Builders, Boundary Breakers, Passion Igniters; Called & Anointed To Shine In Their Uniqueness & God Given - Calling.
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