A story is told in the Bible about a group of people that were so united in purpose that God was impressed with them. This is when all the earth still had one language in the book of Genesis and they determined to build a Tower that would reach into the heavens and establish a name for themselves.
God frustrated their plans by confusing their language because they had wrong intentions. Despite that He was so impressed with their unity of purpose that He declared that nothing that they determine to do will be impossible for them. That is a powerful illustration of the power that can be harnessed when people speak one language.
Healthy relationships are a sure-fire way to help you operate at your full capacity so that you realize your full potential in the process. Here are some reasons how powerful they can be:
1. Agreement is the place of power
I read the book, “Power of Potential” by the late Edwin Cole one of the most effective men’s ministers in history. He shares a principle that says agreement is the place of power. Firstly, you need to be in agreement with God. If there’s any sin in your life that needs to be dealt with you need to do so immediately and get right with God.
“Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven. For where two or three gathered in My name, I am there in the midst of them.” ~ Matthew 18:19-20
Secondly, get in agreement with other people that have similar values and ambitions as you. You need to separate yourself from people that are not on the same wavelength with you because they will take you backwards. When you get those two right, you are on the right track to realizing your full capacity.
2. Complementing each other
Human beings are created uniquely such that no one person is identical to another. This does not mean that some people are born better off than others, not at all. In other words as an individual you do not have all the skills and abilities in the world to do great things.
“I not only use the brains I have but all I can borrow.” ~ Woodrow Wilson
This is why God wants us to be in relationship with other people, that is, to help each other where we need help and grow in fellowship with one another. Successful business owners understand this concept very well. They leverage on the skills of other people to create win-win situations for the parties involved.
Those that remain isolated never truly realize their full potential because they don’t have all the skills they need to do so. This reason alone is very important to become significant.
3. They open doors of opportunity
I’m sure you have realized that there are certain opportunities that you may never get unless you have someone else opening the door for you. We see this in the corporate world when pursuing a job or business ventures. That is how life works and as a result it’s very important to remember to treat people right because you never know who may help you tomorrow in a time of need.
This is also not to say that you should treat people right only because you can get something from them. Be sincere and love genuinely just as Christ loved you even when you were a sinner.