We are usually defined by the company we keep; even birds of a feather flock together. However, we might disagree that “certain” people accurately define who we are. If we agree or not, the main point is they could have an influence over our lives—one way or another. For that reason, we should look critically at who’s hanging around our orbit.
Who’s in your orbit?
We must keep in mind that God has a good plan for our lives, but we also have to remember that the enemy has plans too. (John 10:10) Sometimes people are placed in our orbit so a solar eclipse can block out the “Son.” The real challenge is when these people are unavoidable permanent fixtures in our lives. Good news: the Son doesn’t move. All we have to do is stay in faith and suited-up in the armor of God. (Ephesians 6:11)
But, I want to take a minute and focus on problematic people who we unknowingly “welcome” into our space. How can we spot these individuals before an astronomical collision?
- They doubt faith and kill hope,
- They attract confusion and drama,
- They have no aspirations and don’t want you to have any,
- They are manipulative and controlling,
- They are argumentative and combative,
- They are energy drainers,
- They are selfish, stingy, and unforgiving,
- They draw you away from God’s will.
Surefire way to remove these people from your orbit:
Every time they show the negative side of a situation, flip-it to the positive side. They absolutely hate that!
Who’s zooming in your orbit?
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