Very recently, I was in a situation where I had to be around a new group of individuals for a work project. There was this one guy in particular who decided to try and integrate himself into my personal life, outside out work. Now, I’d like to think that I am a very friendly individual and I do not mind meeting new people or even hanging out. Although, I am always cautious. What I’ve learned about myself over the past 26 years of living, is that I can’t be friends with everyone. I cannot allow everyone whom I encounter in my inner circle. For one, I only associate myself with likeminded people. I’m a businessman, and entrepreneur, I’m very eclectic and well-rounded, and most importantly, I’m Christian. Therefore, my circle consist of individuals who share my same morals and values. There’s nothing wrong with being different than me; however, that can be a distraction for someone like myself, who everyday strives to be better, do better, and love better. I’m on a divine mission and I cannot be sidetracked by anyone/thing.
I was doing my daily reading in the bible and came across a family scripture and it served as a reminded to myself of the above points that I made. 1 Peter 5:8 says, “Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.” Now, how does this tie into everything that I’ve just mentioned? Let me now continue the story about this guy I met. Over the course of a few months of getting to know me, he intentionally tried to do several hurtful things to me. Talking behind my back, starting drama between myself and others, and other things. He was intentionally trying to make me out to be a liar and tarnish my image. It took me a while to recognize it, but when I did, I had to disassociate myself with him. I don’t like to be put in uncomfortable situations like that because it sometimes causes me to act out of character. But, I’ll digress.
The message of this is to just be careful and watchful of others. Your enemy isn’t just this red man with horns coming out of his forehead, most of your enemies are disguised as your friend(s). Secretly plotting against you and being envious of the things that you have. I encourage anyone reading this to develop a relationship with God through prayer. Pray that He begins to reveal hidden things to you, including your enemies. If you’re scared to loose “friends”, then you may want to pray for something else lol.
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