When we forget our experiences, we fail to glorify GOD and appreciate what HE does for us.
I want to talk about four things you must remember as we journey through this year 2019.
Recap: Last week we looked at part 1 - "REMEMBER YOUR JOURNEY"
For this "part two" we will be looking at;
2. REMEMBER THE PEOPLE
There are three groups of people who have impacted your life this year you need to remember.
These are people who add to you. Strengtheners are encouragers. Being around them makes your life better. These are people who bring the sunshine into your life. They are individuals who: respect you, believe in you and affirm you. They make your burden easier to carry.
These are people who subtract from you. Drainers drain you. They drain the faith and the positivity out of your life. Drainers come in different forms. Watch out for them in the new year.
i) Controlling relationships – These seek to suppress, intimidate and control you.
ii) Competitive relationships – These are full of jealousy, envy and strife.
iii) Chameleon relationships – These are full of deception and insincerity. They smile with you to your face, but stab you in the back when you turn.
iv) High-maintenance relationships – They make unreasonable demands on you that take so much from you keep them satisfied or willing to stay with you.
When you leave the presence of a drainer, you feel as if all your energy has been sucked out of you.
“Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.”
These are the people that challenge you to grow, and become more of who you are. They are your teachers, coaches and mentors.
They may not always appear like encouragers, or appear nice in their approach or demands placed on you, but they make you dig deep into your inner reserves.
Trainers push you to reach for the top of the topmost top. Their lives challenge and inspire you. They expand your appetite for greatness and great things.
“From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him. 67 Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away? 68 Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life. 69 And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God.”
“Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.”
Please, I beg you … keep drainers far from you in year 2019 as much as it lies in the power of your hand.
Meditate on this point and your life will be glorious this year 2019.
In part 3 we will be looking at - "REMEMBER THE MIRACLES". Till then have a blessed day