The Power of the Pack

I have become convinced that the worst thing in life is being alone. There are tons of terrible things that can and do happen to people, but nothing is worse than being alone. Even when things are amazing, we long for someone to share the news with and to help us celebrate or rejoice.

Loneliness sucks.

That means that one of the biggest strategies of our enemy is to isolate us - make us feel like no one understands, cares or can identify with our situation or condition. Predators always look for strays - those left behind because of weakness, injury, or lostness - and those are the first to get attacked.

That also means that one of God’s greatest strategies for you is to live in community. This is the first problem He solved after creation. It was not good for man to be alone, so God went to work to solve the problem. One of God’s greatest gifts to you is community.

“The strength of the pack is the Wolf and the strength of the Wolf is the pack.” (Rudyard Kipling)

A lone wolf has no protection. And neither does a lone you.

If I could wish one thing for you today, it is that you would prayerfully and intentionally form a pack. Pick some candidates and invite them to consider forming a pack or squad with you - a small group of 3-8 people who will get together at least once per month, have honest conversations, commit to praying for one another, fight for each other and process their lives together.
This is an incredible gift to your life and to theirs, and it rarely happens organically or naturally - it requires effort, choices and commitment. And the rewards far outweigh the risks!

Go ahead - get started talking to God and processing potential candidates today. How about right now?