Anyone can make a promise
Anyone can stick around when when times are good.
Most people will love you when they have something to gain from you.
Only the true ones will stay with you even when they cant seem to understand you and what is happening to you.
This is so in our human relationships.
This is even more so in our spiritual relationships.
I thought about Jesus .
This amazing man who made all his disciples popular.
Imagine hanging out with the coolest dude in town.
He was ‘reigning’
He made the blind see
He made the lame walk
He raised the dead.
He did what no one had done before.
I bet if the disciples went home daily, and their families would sit around them and they will ‘brag’ about all that they saw Jesus do.
They had privileged access to information about Jesus.
All of these, not for long….
Once there was a little itch, THEY WERE GONE.
All the I WILL LOVE YOU TILL I DIE disappeared into thin air, simply because he spoke a word they felt was complicated.
Many among his disciples heard this and said, “This is tough teaching, too tough to swallow.” Jesus sensed that his disciples were having a hard time with this and said, “Does this throw you completely? What would happen if you saw the Son of Man ascending to where he came from? The Spirit can make life. Sheer muscle and willpower don’t make anything happen. Every word I’ve spoken to you is a Spirit-word, and so it is life-making. But some of you are resisting, refusing to have any part in this.” (Jesus knew from the start that some weren’t going to risk themselves with him. He knew also who would betray him.) He went on to say, “This is why I told you earlier that no one is capable of coming to me on his own. You get to me only as a gift from the Father.” After this a lot of his disciples left. They no longer wanted to be associated with him. Then Jesus gave the Twelve their chance: “Do you also want to leave?”
John 6:60-67 MSG
Jesus , oh Jesus…..how misunderstood he was.
Sisters, many people will stay with you when it’s okay.
Many will love you when you are serving the purpose they are enjoying or benefiting from.
They will shout how good you are and showcase you to the world.
Husbands will do same, some will love you when you have a lot to give….
Once the song changes, THEY ARE GONE.
Is this what is happening at the moment? Calm down….Jesus got the same treatment.
Is this what happened in the past? Don’t worry, You are still alive in spite of all that happened and you have learnt many lessons from the experience.
Is this the threat that is dangling over your head…? You are been threatened ….I WILL WALK OUT OF YOUR LIFE……calm down too….this will pass…and YOU will still be okay.
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Whichever category you fall into, CALM DOWN…
Jesus survived it, YOU WILL TOO….
It takes the matured to stay when the heat is on.
If they leave you, They are probably not as devoted as you thought they were and it was only going to be a matter of time before they left anyway.
1 John 2:19 CEB
They went out from us, but they were not really part of us. If they had been part of us, they would have stayed with us. But by going out from us, they showed they all are not part of us.
Sisters, the next time someone walks out of your life, take a deep breath, cry if you wish to…..but remember, JESUS SURVIVED IT, YOU WILL TOO.
No one on earth is indispensable……at times, we just give them too much power over our lives.
We love relationships, but we should never force anyone to stay……JESUS HAD THE POWER TO, BUT HE DIDN’T…..
If they walked away from Jesus , who are you to escape such?
Chin high, shoulders raised…..cheer up….
If they leave, THEY HAVE FINISHED THEIR ASSIGNMENT…..
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