Wisdom for Breakthrough: Friendship

I saw a vision of someone reading this as I was writing it. I know this post is for that person. I had a similar experience with the first blog post I ever wrote. It was a different person I pictured when writing that one and I actually ended up interceding for them as well. Sometimes I see someone, feel their pain, and then feel led by God to pray for them.

These people are often people I sometimes cannot understand why God would love so much. God has a lot of mercy, but someone may think the same about me. Anyway joking aside, even though this post is for a particular person, I also believe it is for everyone reading it. If you have the possibility of having a friendship or a divine connection then it is for you. Far too often I see how satan rips divine or potential friendships apart. I am going to start out by explaining how some of us have to be careful about who we trust. Not everyone is on our side. That is no surprise as not everyone was on the side of Jesus.

In the story of the birth of Jesus beginning in the book of Matthew, we can read of how king Herod wanted to destroy the destiny of Jesus. Herod sent wise men to visit Jesus as an infant so he could ask them where Jesus was. Herod told the wise men: “Go and search carefully for the young Child, and when you have found Him, bring back word to me, that I may come and worship Him also.”

The wise men were careful about what they told king Herod because God warned them in a dream. They were very careful in that they told the king nothing. They departed in a different direction after visiting and worshiping Jesus so they did not have to report back to Herod. They knew king Herod was no fan of Jesus. Herod was afraid Jesus would try to take over his kingdom. He wanted to kill Jesus; So much so that he had all of the male children from ages two and below killed.

We need to be careful about who we trust with certain information. We may think someone is our friend but in reality they may have the desire to destroy our destiny. We need to be careful as the wise men were. We are told in the word of God to be as wise as serpents (Mathew 10:16). It is sad, but true, that some people may not like the information we tell them, especially if it is something they think could possibly hinder their success. This person may even behave like Herod did and act as though they are a fan of you. They may be like narcissistic Herod and fear the loss of their power or control.

Out of selfish motives, they may be like an Absalom and want to take control of what God has given to you. Absalom sought to take the kingdom from his father David and so he plotted against him (2 Samuel 13). He turned several of David’s soldiers against David and even tried to kill him. Rather than being a Herod and motivated by fear, Absalom was motivated by hatred. There are people God appoints to take over certain positions, but sometimes there are those Absaloms who want to take the position of someone in authority for selfish motives or reasons. Absalom did not win because David was appointed by God. Praise God He gets the last say.

God can let us know what information to hold back and to whom we should hold it back from. He can let us know who to trust and in what ways we can trust them. Although we need to use wisdom with certain information or knowledge, we shouldn’t be paranoid and think everyone in our life is a Herod or an Absalom. Someone we perceive to be an enemy may be a hero. They may be a person who can help you step into your God given destiny and promises. This is a little off topic but I hope you know your enemies can be used by God for your promotion too. Enemies can be used by God as a footstool (Psalm 110:1).

God can put the right people into your life He knows you can trust. Someone you think is an enemy may be like Johnathan in the Bible. He was the opposite of king Herod. Unlike Herod, who wanted to be a destiny destroyer, Johnathan was a destiny protector. He protected the destiny of his friend David by helping him escape the wrath of king Saul (1 Samuel 20). Another person who encouraged a friend to reach their destiny and walk into their promises was apostle Paul. He encouraged Timothy to stir up his gifts, be strong in the Lord, and to never give up on his God given purpose (2 Timothy 1).

If you are not sure whether someone should be by your side ask God. Also look at the person’s fruits. Is what they produce good? Do they uplift others or pull them down? We all need to uplift one another and help each other get to where we need to go. Maybe some of us want to do everything on our own, but maybe God doesn’t want us to. We need to pray and ask God to bring the people into our lives who will help us and encourage us. Sometimes God sends someone to help us but the devil gets involved and causes us to hate that person.

The devil comes to steal, kill, and destroy (John 10:10). It is a goal of his to prevent divine connections. satan does not want us to fulfill our purpose or to help others walk into their God given destiny. We have to be careful not to be envious or hateful towards people. We should realize that we are all special and unique to God. God wants us to be around people who can inspire and encourage us to go higher in our walk with Him: People who want us to fulfill the plans God has for us.

We need to walk into our calling and do our best to fulfill the plans God has for our lives. Sometimes this means being still while God makes a way for us, or it may mean we need to make amends. Some of us have unanswered questions we may need to ask. In Matthew 5:24 Jesus said to “leave your gift there before the alter, and go your way. First be reconciled with your brother, and then come and offer your gift.” Jesus knows it is an urgent matter to quickly reconcile. It may be tough to apologize or ask the questions we need answered but it may be better to reconcile than to struggle with bitterness. If we don’t reconcile with a certain divine connection we may be preventing our breakthrough.

I pray for everyone reading this that in Jesus name you find the people you need to be associated with who you can trust. I want you to find the people who will help you break through into all God has for you:

God in Jesus name please help us make wise decisions about what details or plans to share. If you want us to share certain information, please let us know who we should share that information with. We also want to be in your timing so please help us be wise in your instructions and timing. Help your children find the people to gather and associate with so that we can be in your plans to serve you Lord. If you want us to reconcile please guide us in these types of situations.

We love you Lord and want to do your will so that your plans come to pass in our lives. We want to show the world your love by sharing the good news about you: The good news that you died for our sins so that we can have the best friend one could ever have: You. As the word says your love is an everlasting love (Jeremiah 31:3). As you have said Lord, “greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends” (John 15:13). Thank you for doing this for us. Thank you for being our friend Jesus.

If you have never asked Jesus to be the Lord of your life or you would like to rededicate your life to Him, please say this prayer: Jesus I confess with my mouth that you came to earth and died for my sins, and that God raised you from the dead. Thank you for being the Lord of my life. I look forward to being your friend forever.

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