“Don’t team up with those who are unbelievers. How can righteousness be a partner with wickedness? How can light live with darkness?” — 2 Corinthians 6:14 (NLT)
When you become involved in relationships that require you to compromise your values, you’ll make yourself miserable. Why? Because emotional distress is contagious. You ‘catch’ what people around you are carrying! If it’s bitterness, anger, unhealthy habits, they all become part of what influences you in your life.
In a perfect world filled with perfect people, our relationships, too, would be perfect. But none of us are perfect and neither are our relationships—and that’s okay. As we work to make our imperfect relationships a little healthier, we grow as individuals and as families. If we find ourselves in relationships that are debilitating or dangerous, then changes must be made, and soon.
If you find yourself caught up in a personal relationship that is bringing havoc into your life, and if you can’t seem to find the courage to do something about it, don’t hesitate to consult your pastor, a trusted friend or a professionally trained counselor. Act as soon as you recognize you are in a compromising situation with which you need help! You will be able to stay true to your values and God’s design for your life and will have the potential to encourage those around you.
God has grand plans for your life; He has promised you the joy and abundance that can be yours through Him. To fully experience God’s gifts, you need emotionally healthy, godly people to share your life. It’s up to you to make sure that you do your part to build the kinds of relationships that will bring abundance to you, to your family, and to God’s world.
If you’re not already connected to a Sustained Victory group for men who have attended Every Man’s Battle, or if you’d like to find a Life Recovery Group in your area, call us today at 800-NEW-LIFE (639-5433).