Key Scripture: Luke 10:38-42
Have you ever asked yourself why Jesus always chose Peter, James and John? In key areas of Jesus’ journey, they were there (Mathew 26:36-37). The choices you make and the closest people around you will determine your foundation, the life you live and things you achieve in Christ Jesus. Your friends will determine where you go in life. If you allow Him, God will place people in your life that will play key roles; they will shape and sharpen you. At times, God makes choices that don’t match ours, but He will bring people who will always be a blessing through the trials of life. The people that God has brought your way will always be there with you.
The choices you make will either make or break you, so let the Holy Spirit lead you. Jesus was about to heal the girl and the people who were mourning started to laugh. Jesus drove out the mockers, but the Father in Heaven wanted Peter, James and John around. For a great miracle to occur in your life, you need to have such individuals around. Stop trying to be like the world. God does not operate like the world but by the Spirit. He is a rewarder of those who will diligently seek Him in spirit.
In Matthew 17:1-3, we see Jesus’ transfiguration on the mount where he revealed himself as God. Why did He call Peter, James and John to join? When the things of the Spirit are about to flow in a person’s life, it is God who makes the decision on who should be around. Your spirit life is greatly determined by your spouse. If the wrong person is chosen, you will be hindered. You need people who are led by the Spirit of God. The things of God can only be determined by God, therefore let God be God to you, irrespective of what life throws at you.
If God has been warning you concerning people around you, heed His voice; it may be the turning point in your life. It is possible for a friend who doesn’t necessarily say anything about you to hinder you and be of the wrong spirit. The wrong spirit will likely contradict what God has said to you. A good friend is someone who “means well even when he hurts you” (Proverbs 27:6). Meanwhile, a companion of fools will destroy you in the end (Proverbs 13:20). You are known in the spirit by the people who are closest to you in the spirit. Evaluate your choices, the friends you make, the places you go and let Christ be the centre. As we draw close to the coming of the Antichrist, many will be deceived. You must make up your mind that you won’t be one of them.