There was a young lady who lost all sense of identity and confidence because she was terribly brutalized by a certain man. God used the leader of her Christian fellowship to minster to her and her self-worth was restored. However, later their emotions got in the way and they decided to marry each other. When the young man came to see me for pastoral counsel, I said, “If you two want to marry you can go ahead but I do not perceive that God is bringing you together.”
I perceived that he had done his work by helping her regain her self-worth and confidence, but getting married to her was beyond what God allowed. There are people like that that end up marrying each other but that was not God’s purpose for their relationship. Learn to move on after you have done what God wants and don’t camp somewhere when God has moved on. In every relationship you find yourself in, seek to understand God’s intentions for that relationship to avoid your emotions misleading you.
Seek to understand God’s purpose for the relationships in your life and always pray that you will not take an enemy for a friend or turn a friend into an enemy. Too many times, we fall into an emotional trap and overextend relationships beyond God’s plan which turns them into unhealthy and often harmful relationships.
PRAYER: Lord, help me to understand the deeper purpose of the relationships in my life. Help me not to go beyond Your limit for me in Jesus’ name. Amen!
BIBLE IN A YEAR: 1 Samuel 15:1-16:23, John 8:1-20, Psalm 110:1-7, Proverbs 15:8-10