Guided By The Holy Spirit
How are you when it comes to letting people go? I am the kind of person that tries to believe the best of everyone. It’s probably very naive of me, but I also think it’s a very good quality, once it’s guided by God’s wisdom. And so, I try not to judge people by other people’s experience.
I haven’t always let the Holy Spirit guide me in choosing my friends and the people I have become close to in the past. I will always remember this particular co-worker.
She was so easy-going, and always ‘willing’ to assist in just about everything – not just work, your whole life. Wouldn’t you think that was a great co-worker and friend to have?
Well, a part of being friends is that you end up telling people your business. I am by no means a proud person, but I do hold my head up high when I walk.
One of my favorite managers told me once she loved the way I carry myself – she termed it ‘tall’, as in I walk tall.
You are the light of the world
Well, while I was busy ‘walking tall’ people were snickering behind my back and the general universe knew about a particular situation I was speaking to this person about.
I was the talk of the town – I wonder how all of a sudden (and I didn’t talk about my personal life much) everyone seemed to know about the difficulty I was in.
I can’t tell you how crushed I was, I really wanted the ground to open up and swallow me, right there and then.
Actually, I had the audacity to blame God. You see, I felt that if I served Him that He should have warned me about this so that I would have known the personality I was dealing with and know that I couldn’t trust this person!!!
Thank God, He really is merciful and kind that He didn’t strike me down for it, He really is a wonderful and kind God.
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I’m glad that even in situations you put yourself in, God in His merciful goodness comes to your rescue.
I don’t even remember how at this point, but God let me ‘drop’ this unhealthy, unholy and unsound relationship. And it was done so easily that I can’t remember much of it.
Today the only reason I speak to that person is about work. God even physically moved me away from the person, so we don’t work in the same environment. What a really wonderful God we serve.
In Genesis 12: 1-5 God asked Abraham (Abram then) to separate from his family and go in a foreign country. The Amplified version says ‘for your own advantage’ (verse 1).
God separates us, for our own good, not because He doesn’t like family or friendships, but some of our relationships are keeping us back from fulfilling God’s purpose in our lives.
The Word says in 1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people. That you should show forth the praises of him who has called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.
You are the influencer
When people don’t add to your life, don’t set yourself so closely with them that you are influenced by them. You are the salt. You are the influencer not the other way around.
If you’re in any situation today like that, and you can’t seem to find the strength to let go, ask God. He will find a way out for you.
Letting people go (the negative influencers) allows God to then bring the right people into your ‘world’ for your advantage. May God’s grace and strength overwhelm your life today, Amen.