‘Can two walk together, unless they are agreed?’ Amos 3:3 NKJV
One of the reasons relationships end is because we see only what we want to see. When we care about a person, we may overlook some things about them that don’t really sit well with us but we turn a blind eye to it rather than lose the relationship. The smart thing to do to avoid a fallout in the future would be to:
1) Discuss openly what you will and will not accept in your relationship. These things are called ‘deal breakers’. Things like abuse, disloyalty, alcohol and drug abuse, or anger and moodiness. You will become like the people you hang around with. Your loyalty should be to God first. If you are doing or putting up with things that go against your Christian principles walk away and find a friend who will help you grow in your Christian faith rather than lead you away from it. The Bible says, ‘Can two walk together, unless they are agreed?’ (Amos 3:3 NKJV)
2) If there are no deal-breaking concerns, but you basically fear the unknown, use your faith in God to bridge the gap between your doubts and the peace you wish for. Don’t invent reasons not to commit. Stop nit-picking every flaw in the other person. The Bible says, ‘His name will be called Wonderful, Counsellor…Prince of Peace’ (Isaiah 9:6 NKJV). Pray together and give the Wonderful Counsellor a chance to guide you in your choice of friends.
SoulFood: Num 27-29 Matt 12:15-21 Ps 67 Pro 4:1-2
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