There are situations in life when God is showing us red flags of warning, but we refuse to throw the white flag of surrender.
Although it’s painful, there are times when God needs to move someone out of your life.
Before I was married, I was in a relationship with someone and I felt like I was addicted to that relationship. I was also addicted to him treating me badly. I can’t decide if I didn’t know any better because I was young, or if I felt like that’s what I deserved, but it was unhealthy.
Now that I am in a relationship with someone who truly loves me and respects me, I can’t believe I ever let that mistreatment go on for as long as it did. There were so many red flags and I ignored them all.
Thankfully, God moved him out of my life. It hurt, but I praise him for that pain.
It’s dangerous when we substitute our agenda for God’s; our plan for God’s; our wisdom for God’s.
There may be people who want to walk with you—friendships, partnerships, relationships; but it’s not what God has anointed for you.
If God moves someone out of your life, don’t be upset—rejoice and give praise. He knows what is best for you. Even if you can’t see it in the moment, one day you will look back and see that He was working all things together for your good.
Don’t ignore the red flags, God sends them for your edification and for your benefit. The enemy can use anyone to derail your plan and your purpose. Don’t give him that power.
Raise the white flag!