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Relational Suicide


Your connections will either feed your soul with wisdom and power or diminish your ability to stand before God blameless. Who you connect yourself with is important to your stance in God. “Come out from them and be separate, says the Lord. Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you (2 Corinthians 6:17).” This means digital relationships as well as those that are physical. Anyone who is speaking in your ear on a continual basis should edify you. Edify, doesn’t mean make you feel good, but be good.

The hardest thing in life is disconnecting unprofitable relationships. Often times, you know the relationship is bogus, but because you are lonely you insist on keeping the vine connected, not realizing your stagnation is connected to this relationship. God did not speak with Abraham, until Lot left. God will not receive you and someone else. He wants a personal relationship with you. If you do not have personal time with God, you do not have a relationship with Him.

Don’t deceive yourself. God will not receive you and your ungodly connections. Of course, if you are married to someone unsaved, this does not mean divorce them, but those outside of the covenant should be evaluated for profitability. Every relationship you have should be profitable. It should encourage you in the Lord and not be a conduit for Satan to tempt you or control you. Your children included. Don’t overstep your boundaries with them and give them proper boundaries with you. Don’t be God in their life. Let God be God and you be the parent. You should take every opportunity to direct them to Jesus for their supply and not you. Prepare them early to become adults and sustain themselves without you.

Relational suicide is staying connected to ungodly people. Therefore, anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God (James 4:4). Don’t let your connections destroy you. Solomon allowed the women he connected himself with to serve other gods. He received wisdom directly from God himself, but refused to disconnect himself and I believe he is in hell because we find no repentance after God’s warning and his name is absent from the men of faith list in Hebrews 11. Be careful. Many are called, but few are chosen.

Watch your relationships (internet included) closely.

HOW TO MAKE IT ANYWHERE

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The fear of economic instability in the future and the fear of entering and staying within the high numbers of unemployment send shockwaves to many who are jobless and many who use this dilemma to push a political agenda. The word of God tells the believer to fear not for God is with you, but he also tells us to consider when calamity hits. This is a great opportunity to reflect on the direction that we have been taking. Are we walking closer with him or being seduced by fear like those around?  Fear not God is with you. Jonah did not fear while the boat he was on was being tossed and he was in disobedience, why? He knew God. This is not a declaration or celebration to live in sin proudly, but a revelation that when you know God, you know he is merciful and kind not willing that any should perish.

You can make it anywhere when you know God through his Son Jesus Christ. The question remains how do I know God well enough that fear because a secondary response to bad news? We spend time doing the very thing he told us to do, which is pray. We invite God into our life and believe his word that says I will never leave you nor forsake you. You can make it anywhere because God is everywhere and there is no location on planet earth where he cannot be found.