In Psalm 144 verse 10, David the man of God says that the Lord delivered him from hurtful sword and in the verse that followed, he began to talk about the danger of strange relationships. I want you to know that there is a cycle of relationship and operations that God brings a man into when He is about to work in his life. However, God only uses relationships that He has ordained to move you to your next level. Relationships are very powerful.
You need relationships in your life either by marriage, friendship, mentorship or fathering to become all that God has ordained you to be. No man can make it alone. God-ordained relationships are vehicles that God uses to move us into His purpose on the earth. Not all relationships are safe for you except those that are ordained of God for your life and purpose on the earth. Divine relationships are not based on emotions or physical things.
However, just as some relationships are needed, there are some relationships that you must never get yourself into because they are limiting factors of the enemy.
There are clear examples of men in the Bible that it was the relationship that they kept that the enemy used to bring them down. Here are some of them:
1. Judas Iscariot had a powerful calling over his life. He was among the first set of 12 human beings that God by His own hand selected to be the first set of Apostles of Jesus Christ. His name should have been on the foundation of the New Jerusalem, but he entered into a wrong relationship with the high priests and the elders of the Jews. He never recovered from it; he went straight to the hell even though he carried a calling.
2. Amnon the first born of David. Even though His name means faithful and his life was supposed to be a demonstration of the faithfulness of God to David, he died a shameful death because of the counsel of a wrong friend.
3. God said in the book of Hosea 4: 17 that Ephraim has joined himself to idols, leave him alone. This goes to show that there are relationships you can enter into that God will withdraw from you. The following are people that their presence in your life will make God withdraw from you and they will pollute your strength the moment they mix with you; just like they did to Ephraim in Hosea 7: 8 -9:
Don’t build relationships based on what you like or dislike, let God order your steps to the right place and the right people that will move you into the next level of God for you in life and it shall be well with you in Jesus’ name.
PRAYER: Father, keep me from every hurtful relationship in Jesus’ name. Show me the enemy of my destiny among my friends in Jesus’ name, Amen.
BIBLE IN A YEAR: 1 Chronicles 15:1-16:36, Romans 1:18-32, Psalm 10:1-15, Proverbs 19:6-7