A cord of three strands is not quickly broken. This verse is usually talked about in the context of marriage. But I want to apply it to friendships. Mainly women relationships.
We are better—and stronger together! But I think sometimes, because of fear or trust issues, we prefer to be alone. We don’t want to risk being rejected and hurt. We’re afraid if someone gets to know us, they won’t like us. Or we only see one another’s, or our own faults and flaws so we’re afraid to connect.
But Gods word says that love covers a multitude of sin. That means we know the weaknesses are there, but we choose to “hide or overlook” the faults in others (I’m not talking about abuse or toxic behaviors). We choose to love anyway, because we all have faults. And when we connect with others in Gods family, we have abilities that we would never have on our own! We need each other. My weakness may be your strength and vice versa. “When one falls down, the other can help lift them up. A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand together and conquer. Three are even better because a triple braided cord is not easily broken!” Ecc. 4:10,12,13)
We have to resist competing, comparison, jealously, pride and other things that can tear us apart and cause disunity. Think of what churches, communities and organizations could accomplish if we, (and I think especially the women,) would become united! If we would love, encourage, believe in one another and build one another up. If we would stop comparing, judging and ranking. If we celebrated, and uplifted one another and got rid of cliques. No one would feel like a “third wheel,” or a third strand on its own. We would take the “third strand” and be wound together for an unimaginable strength, that would bring glory to God!
So give it all you got, I’ve got your back! You go girl!!
Romans 15:5-6 says, “May God, who gives this patience and encouragement, help you live in complete harmony with each other, as is fitting for followers of Christ Jesus. Then all of you can join together with one voice, giving praise and glory to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.