There are two kinds of individual relationships you might have in your life. Some are relationships that are built on the flesh, while others are relationships that are built by the spirit. Any relationship on flesh will bring bondage and that which is by the spirit liberates. It’s that simple.
If you have people that are drawing you into bondage, know that God didn’t send them. But people that are liberating are sent by God. You must also understand that you will not get more of the spirit if you are not ready to disconnect with the flesh. If you don’t show God that you have the courage to let go of the fleshly relationships that brings bondage, then the spiritual ones will not grow or develop in your life. And if you leave both together, the flesh will kill the spirit.
There are some people that have friends they consult before making any decision within their lives. This is a relationship based on bondage and it is important you set yourself free. The only thing that can keep you in such a relationship is either you are afraid or there is something you are gaining that you cant let go and you feel you won’t survive without it.
What you need to do to liberate yourself is to remove yourself from the relationship. Instead of the time you spend with them, spend that time worshipping God and see what will happen in your life. That is how you can get innovative and be creative to be totally free.
Do not got into things that will bring greater bondage into your life. When people are God sent, they expand you. The issue is that a lot of people are so used to being in bondage so much that it has become normal. There is no rational behind it, it’s a spirit.
When you feel empty on the inside sit down and lock yourself inside a place and start confession the promises of God. Dance, sing and rejoice before God and let the waters of Judah produce things within you that even you cannot explain. Jeremiah 15:16 says;
Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O Lord God of hosts.
The secret to that joy is the word of God. The way the word came to Mary as how she received her Joy. If you don’t meditate on the word as soon as trials and tribulation comes you will be offended. Therefore the first thing you need to to is to find the word of God, and to find the word of God you need to search it out yourself, because no one can do that for you.
No matter the type of situation you face, know that the answer is not on the outside but rather in the word of God. if you have a financial need, find the word that tells you that the need is met and then eat that word. Let that word create joy, then rejoice and that word will manifest on the outside.
What people do is that they pray and then look on the outside. Stop looking on the outside, the answer is in the bible. It’s not about looking on the outside, or to people. It’s about praying and knowing the answer. Don’t ever try to manipulate things on the outside, it’s a complete waste of time. When you manipulate things to get results the trouble you will face at the end of it will surpass what you bargained for. There is a fleshy way to give birth to things; AVOID IT!
Once God gives you a scripture focus on it every day. Look at it day by day, let it not depart from your heart. Stay with it until what you have found becomes life. Ask god to give you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him (Ephesians 1:17). This means the knowledge God has given to you about Himself is what He should give to you concerning that situation. Then when you are through with it you start rejoicing.
the world will be blessed by you telling them your story of how you believed God in the process. To take heed is to pay attention to what He has shown you. When you have an assignment, you are to be a specialist there. You now carry that grace so anytime anybody is in pain in that type of situation, you know what to say to get that person out.
Sit down with the truth God has given to you until you get the results. Never look on the outside for a third party or for consent from anyone concerning your life choices. Instead focus on God and His words and your life will be transformed in a way you never thought possible.
Pastor ‘Poju Oyemade
Article from the publication “In a Nutshell”
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