I have been extremely fortunate in my life to have two partners. The partners have been integral to success. At this stage in my life I cannot fathom life without either one of them. They have come to form the “who” and “what” of my soul in ways that I do not fully comprehend. The second partner, for years I thought of this relationship as my first, is my wife of more than two decades, Cherry. The second partner who has been there from the very beginning is God in all his/her forms.
You may not realize it but you have one or more partners in your life at this very moment. God has been, is, and will be your partner for the years of your life on earth and, based on your willing choice, for the years that make extend into eternity.
Most of the time, I find that they are relatively silent partners even when I exploit the relationship. Clearly it would be an odd article to write complaining or moaning about one’s partners however one shouldn’t miss the point that there is a natural tension that exists in all partnerships. Inherently relationships we have include the outcome of our personal weaknesses. This outcome usually manifests itself in relationship tension that is of our own making.
When I look at the feedback from my efforts I can find an extremely tight correlation between my moments of success and my willingness to walk in harmony and lock step with both partners. It is correct to say that “her husband is greatly respected when he deliberates with the city fathers,” (Proverbs 31.23) as much because of whom and what she is as for his own abilities! I am more than willing to accept my failure, for I know the underlying source. I see success only through the linkage of a tri-party relationship!
All of which brings me to today; with fresh opportunity. Will I leverage the relationships in my life for good or try to do it on my own? The answer determines life itself.