I know I touched on personal relationships, divine connections yesterday. This topic is so important I want to revisit it again today. As you continue setting 2023 goals continue to examine your connections.
"Do not be so deceived and misled! Evil companionships (communion, associations) corrupt and deprave good manners and morals and character.” (1 Corinthians 15:33 AMPC)
"It is God's pleasure to connect you with people who can take you deeper in your relationship with Him, and as a result, push you further toward your destiny." (Dr. Cindy Trimm - Reclaim Your Soul)
“I am the True Vine, and My Father is the Vinedresser. Any branch in Me that does not bear fruit [that stops bearing] He cuts away (trims off, takes away); and He cleanses and repeatedly prunes every branch that continues to bear fruit, to make it bear more and richer and more excellent fruit.” (John 15:1-2 AMPC)
Jesus is our best example. He cuts what does not produce and prunes to make you more productive. Shouldn't you consider doing the same thing in your relationships? Like Him, we've got to cut some things out to grow. That includes things, people, and unfortunately it could also include family and longtime friends. It's a painful process but keeping dead things, unproductive relationships, can only infect your destiny.
"To everything there is a season, and a time for every matter or purpose under heaven." (Ecclesiastes 3:1 AMPC)
Everyone isn't a part of our story or our journey - forever. Just like there are seasons in the natural there are also spiritual seasons. Seasons change. We must recognize the season of life we are in, embrace it by accepting the changes and let go of what isn't a part of the season so God can refresh, restore, and revitalize us. Our destiny awaits.
Also, keep in mind all disconnections aren’t for negative reasons. It just might mean their season in your life has concluded, or your season in their life has concluded. Everyone isn't a part of your story or your journey - forever. You can let them go with blessings, without anger. Sometimes the release allows both parties to move forward into destiny and purpose. Some doors must close before others can open.
We must remember that seasons change. What grew in one season may not grow in another. Plants are pruned to keep them healthy and to help them to continue to grow. Relationships need that same attention for the same reason.
Release! God does the work in us, and we must accept the process. He knows what must go and what needs to remain. Trust Him through the process. Aren't you glad it doesn't all rest on you, that we have the guidance of Holy Spirit through the process?
Be Encouraged! ❤
(Updated From the Vault of LWM)