Province of Grace Ministries


Wisdom In Relationship (XXII) by Pastor Innocent Eleke


"Wherefore of these men which have companied with us all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us. Beginning from the baptism of John, unto that same day that he was taken up from us, must one be ordained to be a witness with us of his resurrection." (Acts1:21-22 KJV)
In the world of relationship, many come to you at different points and times. Likewise, some leave you at some other points. Please, consider the coming and going of people as part of life least your heart sulks when people leave. However, there is a lesson you must learn now as you journey through life.
There are certain people who have tagged along with you for a very long time. They have been with you from the "baptism of John"(the very beginning) they have been there when circumstances were good and bad. They know your in and out. They were there when it was dark. They didn't come because light has shone on you. They were content to dwell with you even when your destiny was lying in a manger. Tough times did not scare them away. They believed in you when it was insanity to do so. They accompanied you when you traveled through the valley of depression. Even though you were "impossible", they only smiled and said, "sorry, I am here for you." Such ones must never be replaced with new entrants who came when all were set. It is an error in relationship to abandon those who bore the heat of your life and stood with you through thick and thin for those who came when the sun is now peaking.
Please, make a list of the apostles in your relationships. Consider them and give them special seats. Be wise like the apostles of old. They know those who accompanied them from the baptism of John. There are men who saw gold in you while you are yet charcoal and they stuck. Such are the real apostles in your life.
Never throw away the old because of the new. Never ignore the new because of the old. This is wisdom. Note those who have being with you in good, bad, ugly seasons and place a value on them.
Hope you understand this one?

03 Jun 2020