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The Bible has made it clear who should be in our lives and who shouldn't. Such as stay away from people that plots evil against other people, do not dine with the wicked, stay away from the fools that says that there is no God and etc. It's wise to be cautious of who you are around because the people that you associate with will define you.
This is what Christ said, my mother, my brothers and my sisters are those that does the will of God. What is the will of God? To simplify, to have faith in God's work, have hope in God's promises and to love God and love each other. Associate with these kind of people and be unified for the body of Christ should stand in unity so that the gates of Hell cannot overcome them.
Thank you very much Mr Vang
After you done all that there is to do, remember to forgive, develop a charitable heart, and pray for all those you come across that they be blessed according to God's good will.
Surely you shouldn't discard them but lead them to Jesus and pray hard for them
We need to differentiate who's who because who we keep as company is important. Who we serve may not make that much a difference but that also depends on our personality, tolerance threshold, patience, spiritual maturity and etc.
I believe that God has a perfect plan for us all, individually. And in order to make us like Him, he trims all the bad bits away. And if that includes friends, who are maybe holding us back from our relationship with Jesus, holding us back from serving Him, holding us back from growing as a Christian. Then I think God does that for us, if we let Him.
This actually happened to me when I was finishing up high school. The friends I had were not really a good influence on me. I must add that I was friends with these people for about 6 or 7 years. And so when I went to college, God helped me take that step to move forward in my life and provided me with good friends, who encouraged me in faith. At a time when I felt I had lost all my friends, because my choice of lifestyle was different from theirs, God provided - like He always does. And he led me to become a youth leader in my local church, and the fellow leaders that I worship with her like my Christian support group - they are my family.
Read Psalm 1 and Proverbs 13:20, I think it answers your question. Always ask God to choose your friends for you and also make you be in the right relationship.
It is to a heart-breaking question and there is no perfect answer. Emotionally one may feel prompt to cut off relationship with friends (or colleagues), loved ones (partner, kids, family ties, friends etc) whatever the valid reason may be. But the truth is it won't change the other person(s) or make him/her/them realized what went wrong. No one will admit he or she is right and you will be regarded as the cause (of any troubles/problems) in a communication gap. I've being through it all and as as
counselor and a Christian, I will take heed to what God says in His Word and move on. You can read my sharing on my
Facebook note: "When Siblings Became Enemies" at www.facebook.com/Dr SamuelJosephCheah. Friendship and family
bonding is a sensitive ground and only God can heal, comfort or work if we allow Him to do so - His way. Let Hiw Word and
His wisdom guide us and the Word of God says in Proverbs 17:14 tells us to drop any argument before it turns into a contention. Hope this helps.