It’s happened again…Someone is miffed over a decision I felt led by God to make. And I really don’t understand why.
I know I’m not the only person who has had friends turn on them, because they disagreed with a decision they didn’t support. Perhaps your friends have walked away. Your relationships have been severed. Your peace has been lost.
While my present situation may not be the same as your situation, the fractured relationship is just as real. And I’m not quite sure what to do about it.
As in other situations where I’ve been stumped, I’ve spoken with a trusted Christian friend, whose wisdom and advice I treasure. She’s told me I did the correct thing. I’ve prayed for wisdom, discernment, and understanding, as to what I should do, and I believe God has led me to understanding.
What it seems God’s telling me through his word, and counsel from godly friends is, I have to follow where God leads. Others are responsible for their own feelings, but should understand the choices I make are saturated in prayer, with the belief I am being obedient to God.
When King David brought the Ark of the Covenant back to Jerusalem, he was so overjoyed, he removed his kingly robe, and danced in a linen ephod. Which to my mind, may have been like a long undershirt. Either way, his wife, Michal, Saul’s daughter, watched from the window of her room, and was miffed, and their relationship was never the same again. Actually, she was more than miffed. She was angry. (2 Samuel 6:14-16)
The Bible tells us Michal disapproved of David’s behavior. But you know what? I’ve yet to find where it says God disapproved.
If you’re in a place right now, where like me, a friend is disapproving, angry, or mad, maybe, like me, you need to think about it. After talking it over with God, and those who offer godly counsel, figure out your desire. Who are you trying to please? God? Or man?
I’m letting that be my deciding factor. How about you?
Show me the path where I should go, O Lord; point out the right road for me to walk. Lead me; teach me; for you are the God who gives me salvation. I have no hope except in you. Psalm 25:4-5 (TLB)
I wish you well.
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