The sun is rising. It is a new season.
Recently, I had to let go of friends and remove them from my social media page. This was not an easy decision for me to make, but as I has learned, I cannot please everybody. I am only on this green earth to please the Lord and not for the approval of men or women.
~”For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.”~Galatians 1:10, ESV~
There were many reasons why I let these friends go from my social media page. I will not go into them here, but I will say that I am confident in Christ that I made the right decision because I felt such a peace about me after I removed these friends from my social media page.
Only Jesus can provide me with this peace that I felt. I have also realized that not every one who seems to be my friend is my friend. There are, “friends,” who have hidden motives and reasons as to why they want to be my friend. And this is where I have to be careful in the Lord.
~”Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.”~Proverbs 4:23, NIV~
Not everyone is for me. Not everyone prays for me nor has good intentions for me. This is where I have to set boundaries and move forward and into the future.
The boundary that I set with these friends was that I removed them and blocked them from having all contact with me. This included social media and phone. This boundary was not easy, but I did it; and it was for the best for the sake of my mental and spiritual health.
I prayed for these friends prior to removing them from my social media page. I also had to forgive them for what they did that hurt me. I also had to move on so that I could experience the healing power of God to the fullest.
My healing is my responsibility. God wants to heal me, but I have to make sure that I step out on faith and allow for Jehovah to heal me. Only the King of kings and Lord of lords can heal me. No person can fix me or force me to experience healing. Only God can heal me.
Once I forgave these friends, I moved forward and into the future. I know that God has a great plan for my future. I have written a book and it is now in the process of becoming published by 2021. I am studying to become a counselor at Liberty University. I am very proud of my accomplishments. And it is with that to say that not everyone can come with me and into the bright future that God has planned for me.
~”For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”~Jeremiah 29:11, NIV~
And I move forward and into this bright and glorious future that Jehovah has planned for me. I cannot wait to see my future unfold in 2021 and beyond. Thank You Jesus! Hallelujah!