Forgiving those who don't applaud you...
When I left my regular full-time job, my current boss at that time ordered a cake and threw a little party for me. Several people from my department came to say goodbye and talk a bit, have some cake and wish me well. It was very nice.
There were several people who had the opportunity to come but did not. They were people I had helped in various ways over the years so on one hand I could have been quite sad about it... except I had come to know them....
Someone came up to me at the party and tried to shame me that certain people didn't come. They told me that their friends would all come to show respect to them. They kept trying to rub it in and wouldn't let it go. You know, those certain people who the enemy uses to try to suck the life out of your joyful state.
I explained as simply as I could... I don't want people to be with me that don't really want to be there, regardless of what anyone thinks. I don't want to be invited to parties or other functions where I'm not really wanted. I have never seen the sense of having a desire to be a part of a group that doesn't want you. I didn't and don't care that they didn't show up. It was for the best in my opinion. The person was upset that I was not shamed.
It never works out well to chase after people to accept you or love you. There are many that don't know how. Just grieve the loss if you must but press ahead, forgetting those things that are behind. God has people that will be true friends to you. Those are the ones you build relationship with.
Father give us true friends that make our hearts glad.
8/1/2022 03:27:04 pm
Totally agree. Would rather spend the evening with one person who loves me, then a room full of people pretending to like me. As long as we are doing right in Jesus eyes, nothing else matters. No one to impress. Love our Lord God, with all our heart, mind, might and soul. I seek to serve and please Him first. Anyone else he puts in my life as a true friend is a bonus.
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Michael Van Vlymen
Michael Van Vlymen is a man who is passionate to teach that all can learn to see in the spirit and walk in the supernatural things of God