Defining Moment 2

When delivery is at hand no woman wants to be alone. It’s a time when all hands must be on deck. It’s a moment when you need every help you can get. In a very standard hospital, it’s a moment when all system is on standby.

That’s exactly what Jesus did when his labor pain became intense. Matthew 26:37-38 records:

He took Peter and the two sons of Zebedee along with him, and he began to be sorrowful and troubled.  Then he said to them, “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me.”

In his moment of agony, Jesus selected 3 of his best friends to be with him.

When we’re going through intense pain, there’s a tendency to want to be alone. Men are guilty of this. They don’t want to appear weak. We don’t want anyone to know that we too can crack or cry. We don’t want to appear vulnerable. But friend, that’s the moment you need people around you.

I want to share with you 3 categories of people you need at that moment. Firstly, you need comforters—those who can console you and wipe your tears. This could be your friend or partner. If you’re a mama’s boy or girl, this is a time to call for her. You need people that will tell you: Things are gonna be alright!

Secondly, you need counselors—advisers. This could be a clinician or some experts. People that can give you candid advice. It could also be a Minister. You don’t want to be in the dark at such a crucial moment. They help shine light amid darkness.

And lastly, you need confidante—people you can share your heart with. People you can be vulnerable with. People you can open up the inner recess of your heart to and pour out its content without any fear.

That was what Jesus wanted to do with these three guys, but unfortunately, they slept off on him. Don’t settle for people who will sleep on your case. That’s why you need to start building the right relationships now. You don’t want to be alone in your moment of crisis.