A few years ago I was in a very unhealthy relationship. I knew there were things in my life that I needed to change. I wanted to change but I was afraid that I would disappoint the person I was with if i changed. That was a bad decision on my part.
Is there something about yourself that you want to change for the better but you’re afraid to because of the people around you? or the person your with?
When I started this journey towards strengthening my relationship with God,there were many that had issues with the choices I started to make. I no longer wanted to go to clubs, I no longer wanted to get drunk and I became celibate. Not once did I ever force my choices onto the people around me but still they found fault with my choices. They asked for the old me to return even though I was not happy being that person and very much happy with the person I’ve become.
It did make me sad to end these relationships but I also no longer felt pressure to be someone I was not. Your relationship with God is the most important thing in the world. When you align yourself with God’s purpose for your life, he will supply all your needs. Friendships that encourage you to be a better person and not keep you complacent. A spouse that will honor you and cherish you.
Relationships take time and effort but they should NEVER have you up at night compromising what the Holy Spirit is telling you to do versus making that person happy. Never should you feel like less of a person standing up for yourself and your beliefs. Cherish the good people that come into your life and don’t think twice about letting go of bad relationships. I’ve made that mistake multiple times in my life and I will never make it again.
I value the people I have in my life right now and I love them dearly. Having said that if ever I am forced to choose my relationship with God or them I will always choose God. I know it sounds harsh but thats why you have to choose the right people from the beginning to come into your life so you will never be forced to make such a decision.
Do what God wants you to do. Do what is best for you. Be Kind. Be Gracious.