Friday, February 21, 2014

February 21 - dfree® Devotions for Financial Freedom

The men of Judah then said to the Simeonites their fellow Israelites, “Come up with us into the territory allotted to us, to fight against the Canaanites. We in turn will go with you into yours.” So the Simeonites went with them." Judges 1:3 NIV

One need not know anything about the Judahites or the Simeonites to see the beauty of their alliance. The men of Judah understood that they were more likely to succeed if they had a reciprocal relationship with the men of another tribe. They understood the power of collaboration.

No one succeeds alone. Everyone needs someone else to become who they are attempting to become and to achieve success. The pathway to success is paved by partnerships.

But collaboration and partnerships must be reciprocal. One way relationships are unfair, unjust and unsuccessful. It's important to have mutually beneficial relationships that benefit both parties. But successes on an individual or institutional level require integral and productive collaboration.

Whether you are looking for a job, attempting to build a business, or leading an organization, strategic relationships are critical. If you do not have a viable partnership, you will want to form one. If you do have one, be faithful to the relationship. We are only as successful as the strength of our relationships.

"God, give me the right people with whom I can associate. Amen."

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