While I have made many great choices in life, the fact remains that I made a few mistakes in the area of relationships. But through it all, the good and the bad, everything has all worked together for my good, read Romans 8:28. As I look back over past relationships, being young and naive, I used my own wisdom and selected relationships based on the world’s knowledge, while completely ignoring the Word of God.
Be obedient to Him
I know I am not alone. There have been many relationships where I was disobedient, causing great relationships to fail, or creating personal or business connections with persons who were not of God. The Word makes it clear. Light has no place with darkness and also it warns us to not be unequally yoked in 2 Corinthians 6:14. Not fully understanding God’s Word, or simply being disobedient, I allowed the devil to trick me into thinking being in relationships with others who were not of God, or who operated in a worldly way, would lead to successful relationships. Therefore, I operated many relationships “out of order.”
Disobedience can affect everyone
Being a child of divorced parents, I understand how the choices of a relationship can impact others. While growing up, my siblings and I often had to share holidays between two households, spend limited time with our father, and often had to choose which parent to share great news with first. However, while there were some rocky times during our childhood, it is a blessing today that we can all be together as one.
In the book of Jonah, God instructed Jonah to travel to Nineveh. However, Jonah was disobedient and decided to travel by ship to Tarshish instead. Because of his disobedience, the Lord sent a great wind into the sea, which not only affected him, but every person on the ship. This is a great reminder if we are disobedient and enter into a wrong relationship, it will not only impact us, but may impact our close family and friends as well. Be mindful of the connections you make.