In Truth Study last Friday we continued our study on idolatry. Of course this brought up the topics of relationships and desire for marriage. One of our sisters was open enough to share her experience. She had allowed a particular man to come back in her life even though she knew it was an unhealthy relationship. Wrapped up in his charm, desire to feel loved, and the desire for marriage she is finding it hard to leave him and the expectations of what he can be behind. This led us to look at a scripture that ministered to us all as we have been in this situation at least once in our own lives. This is what I want to leave with you.
This can be applied to romantic relationships, friendships, partnerships, family…RELATIONSHIPS period
Luke 11:24-26 NKJV
When an unclean spirit goes out of a man, he goes through dry places, seeking rest; and finding none, he says, ‘I will return to my house from which I came.’ And when he comes, he finds it swept and put in order. Then he goes and takes with him seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter and dwell there; and the last state of that man is worse than the first.
Isn’t it just awesome that once you are getting your life in order and finally feeling free that the one person or thing that had you wrapped in “the bondage of them” comes back knocking on your door?! The scripture above tells us what will happen to us if we let that person or thing back in our lives! If God has delivered you and you have walked out please do not go back! You do not want to be worse off than you were the first or second…maybe even third time you did!
The desire to feel loved, held, and have attention must be found elsewhere preferably in Jesus Christ! If the Holy Spirit has been nudging you to leave a relationship then please take heed! And once you have walked out stay out! Yes, it is a rough road. You will miss them. You may cry. You may want to answer every text or call they send. You may hope you run into them. You may be angry if they are not chasing you. You may lose investors, comfort, or stability for a moment BUT you will find the peace, joy, and strength that you deserve. No need to look back! The past has shown you what it has to offer! You deserve better! God has better for you! (And I’m not simply referring to a better man) HE has a life planned that is meant to prosper you (Jeremiah 29:11)! So don’t worry about another romantic relationship (or friendship etc) forming. Seek HIS purpose and grow in who you are in this new season. Everything else will fall into place (Matthew 6:33).
Do not open the door to the past! It ain’t worth it!
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