Friday, 25 August 2017

I’m In A Relationship: Are You In Peace With God?

There are many people in a relationship who have lots their balance and their position before God just because of the sake of the relationship they refuse to let go.
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Many have allowed the pleasure of sin, deceitfulness of pleasure, the fear of what people will say, feelings and lust to override their love for God. They remain in lust just to make their partner happy when God is weeping over the state of their soul.
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Even in the church, many relationship that started well has led the parties involved astray because of their ignorance or negligence of the things they ought not to do.
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Check that relationship you’re in presently, it doesn’t matter if you’re going to be married, if you lost your peace with God, you’re nothing but an enemy of God. It is better to check yourself than God to check you out because of your rebellion and disobedience.
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You’re not at peace when:
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1. Your mind tells you what you’re doing isn’t good
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No man can hold God responsible for his or her action in life, whether you’re a Christian or not. There’s a silent judge in everyone and it’s called your conscience.
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Before you wound your conscience and render it ineffective, listen to what it is telling about that relationship. Don’t allow ‘love’ to deafen the ears of your mind. You’re not in love when that relationship separates you from God, it’s lust.
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When your mind keeping condemning you for an act you indulge in, it’s better to ask for the strength to obey. It’s better to have a conscience that is void of offense than to have one where there’s no peace of mind.
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2. When there’s no inner peace
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There’s nothing that can equate the role of inner peace in the life of humans. It allows them to concentrate, retain the soundness of their mind and gives them the leverage to progress in life.
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When your inner peace is lost, you’ll be susceptible to depression, unhappiness, worry and frustration. People may see you smiling on the outside but deep within, your mind is in a conflict with your spirit.
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Have you lost your inner peace in that relationship? Are you still there because you don’t want him or her to talk or for the fear of what his or her family, even your own too would say?
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It’s better you quit that relationship than to become a reprobate before God. Don’t listen to the voice of men as King Saul did and made God to reject him as king. If it affects your relationship with God, quitting is not negotiable.
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3. When you can’t concentrate on spiritual activities
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There are relationship that has destroyed many people’s relationship with God. They can’t pray, concentrate while mediating on their Bible or do any spiritual activities.
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If it’s not condemnation from the devil in their mind, it’s a lost of God’s presence in their lives. Although many would see them physically as being vibrant for God but deep within, they are gone from the presence of God.
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If that relationship is taking away your concentration from God, even though you do not commit sin but takes more of your time with God, then it’s a wrong relationship.
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I have been there before and I know what is it to be in a relationship where you’re not in peace with God.
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A part of me knew fully well that the relationship will not work but another part is finding it difficult to let go. I spend hours chatting even late into the night, I spend more money on airtime and even my relationship with God suffered from it. Many times I pray to let go but I found myself in it again.
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Victory came when I decide to take the bull by the horn coupled with God’s grace and the willingness to please God. It wasn’t easy but it was worth it. I faced the blackmail and ridicule but it paid off in the long run.
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Here I am today, I didn't regret that action I took.
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Take a full scan of your relationship and check if it’s draining your peace of mind with God. If you two doesn’t love God equally, you can’t be at peace with God. This is why you must not be yoked together with an unbeliever. Not everyone that goes to church are believers, even ‘Christians’ too.
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Any relationship that doesn’t take you closer to God will definitely drag you to hell, there’s no two way about it.
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If your mind keeps telling you to quit, or you lost your inner peace and you lack zeal in spiritual matters because of that relationship; I’ll strongly advice you to do nothing but quit.
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© Mayowa Adeniyi 2015

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