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  • Friends Pt.5

    1 posts, 1 voices, 361 views, started May 8, 2009

    Posted on Friday, May 8, 2009 by Denise Richardson

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      The EX Daily Word for May 8, 2009

      Friends, Pt. 5

      Matt. 13:57 And they were deeply offended and refused to believe in him.
      Then Jesus told them, “A prophet is honored everywhere except in his own
      hometown and among his own family.”

      There is nothing wrong with letting certain friends go. As time progresses
      and you continue to walk out your call, you are gonna lose some people
      and gain some. You may have grown up together as children. You may have
      graduated high school or college together. But there may come a time when
      you are required to let a friend go! If you are growing into your purpose
      and calling in God, or you are maturing as a Christian and they are not,
      then God is gonna require you to move on and end some relationships. Why?
      Because, many times, old friends and family know too much about you! You may
      never be
      effective in ministry or even as a true believer in some of their eyes
      because they hold on to your past mistakes and errors and will not
      allow you to grow past it.

      This is dangerous to you because it puts you in the position where you
      have to forsake your call or compromise your place in God to be accepted by
      them. Since they will not let you grow past them or be something other than
      what they feel you are, then you basically have to become what they expect
      to be accepted by them. It’s not that you are trying to be better than anyone,
      but it’s that you know
      what you have is good and perfect! Protect and cherish who you have
      become in Christ and forsake the past. God always took his great vessels away
      from certain family members and friends because if they knew too much about
      their past, they may
      not see the plan God was working in them. Even Jesus had to leave his
      home town because people there would not receive him as the son of God. They
      remember him maybe being changed as a baby,crying or playing with toys.
      How could they see him as the son of God after seeing that? Well, how can
      some of your old friends and family ever see you as changed, when you have
      failed so much in front of them? Protect what God is doing in you and guard your
      progress in him. Silence the negative voices and stay clear of the witchcraft
      that others may be using by manipulating you with your past. It may be someone
      you felt would be in your life forever, but God’s plans are not ours. You may
      have
      loved this person dearly but if they are a hinderance to you emotionally or
      spiritually,
      it’s not for you. Learn how to let people go and move on in life. God has chosen
      to forsake your past and use you, so you must not let people, places, or things
      keep you bound to who you were or hurt your progress in God.  

      Suggested Reading: Prov. 9:6, Psa. 27:10, 1Tim. 6:11,



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