Learn To Discern

“You can encounter your weakness by surrounding yourself with people stronger in your area of weakness. You are as strong as the strength of your association.  Therefore be strategic in associating.”  #lifelessons #selfleadership #yourinnercircle
~Apostle Femi Adun, Eagle World Outreach

I love this quote by my mentor and spiritual father Apostle Femi Adun.  Right association is essential in your growth especially when you are on a kingdom assignment.

T.D. Jakes quoted, “Don’t go after a broken bird and then why when it wont fly!”

We have to learn to discern how important it is for us to know our inner circle and that place just simply is not for everyone.  I also have a small circle –at home–at life–at work–at church.  This is a small circle.  But the circle I have are prayed for folks.  I often prayed to God to give me godly associations to help me along the way.

There is power behind your associations.  You can reveal your nakedness before them and not feel like you have to leave something covered.  This is called authentic relationships… covenant partnership! This is critical for us to get closer to the place God is calling us.

Just as David needed a Jonathan. Peter need a John.  Paul needed a Silas.

We all need relationships! GOOD ones at that.

Do not be misled. Bad company corrupts good character.
1 Corinthians 15:33

Elijah said to Elisha, “Stay here; the LORD has sent me to Bethel.” But Elisha said, “As surely as the LORD lives and as you live, I will not leave you.” So they went down to Bethel.
2 Kings 2:2

When Job’s three friends, Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite, heard about all the troubles that had come upon him, they set out from their homes and met together by agreement to go and sympathize with him and comfort him.
Job 2:11

One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
Proverbs 18:24

I am a companion of all who fear You, and of those who keep Your precepts.
Psalm 119:63

This is why it is so important to have the right association.  May we learn to discern those key characteristics within others.  Those are the ones that you can celebrate with!

Happy Holidays all.

With Love,
Christina

Blessings to all that are viewing this. My name is Christina Cruz-Mendez. I am a Pastor at Mission United International Church in Yonkers, NY working along side my husband Juan A. Mendez Jr. Senior Pastor. We have been together for 25 years with 2 children that God has blessed us with. Makes us the family of four - "JusChrist4". I have been a Christian and active in ministry for about 17 years now. Through all the rocky and smooth roads in life I am eternally grateful that God has brought me this far in life to share with the world what He is doing in me, through me and for me.

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