“Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?”
– 2 Corinthians 6:14
Relationships, whether they are friends, family, work, or romantic, can influence your life in some way on a daily basis. I define a relationship in the lowest form as any interaction that can be influenced by each others actions. For example, I have the smallest relationship with people at my new job. There are even people that I am not sure of their name, but when we interact for the good of the patients in the office there is a relationship. How I conduct myself and speak when interacting with these smallest of relationships can impact me and that person positively or negatively. Ask yourself, am I standing up for and acting according to the Word that I proclaim to be the cornerstone of my life? Are my interactions with this person, whether big or small, enticing them to get further away from God or closer?
This race of life down the narrow path of righteousness has many people on it, and some people that we have relationships with might be running at a different pace towards the prize. Those that are taking detours and falling off the narrow path should be approached with caution and prayer. Praying that they will find the narrow road again and for your own strength not to get steered off the road yourself. Keep your eyes fixated on the narrow path of righteousness and get yoked, or hooked in, with those that have the same goals. Relationships are everywhere in life, some a lot more serious and time consuming than others. Really think about all relationships in your life, and cut off those relationships in your life that are dragging you down spiritually. Ask the Lord to reveal relationships in your life, whether big or small, that need to be changed. Maybe it is a romantic relationship, or maybe it is just that guy/gal in your English class that you always joke around with and it’s not always a wholesome conversation or interaction.
Remember… Relationships, big or small, in your life will either make or break your walk with the Lord, and ultimately your future!
Confession for today: “God, show me the relationships in my life that are hindering my spiritual walk with You……”
God is good… all the time… all the time…