You need the atmosphere of peace to succeed in life. Abraham separated from strife that was connected to Lot in Genesis chapter 13. Sometimes, there are people whose presence in your life generates tension. Remember the story of Jonah. Those sailors knew the sea but they never had that kind of storm before. This was because they carried a “storm-causer”, Jonah, in their boat.
Don’t bring into your life somebody who generates tension because God speaks to us in an atmosphere of peace. An atmosphere of strife is an atmosphere where the devil does his worst work, and every form of strife can be traced to a human being, to gossip. That person who is the source of the strife has opened up to a wrong spirit that is on a mission of division and separation that is wrong. Every time there is strife between you and somebody, it is time to make a decision.
As you begin to walk with God, He separates you from strange desires, strange things, and strange people. Some people spend too much time in front of the television set. Some people read the wrong books; they read only romantic books and fictional books so their mind and imaginations are filled with fictional things, no substance of truth and life. You have to separate from those things if you will grow and become what you are to become. An average person prefers entertainment to meditation. Meditation creates an atmosphere of creativity and God wants us to be creative people; to be co-creators with Him and that comes as you begin to separate yourself from things that will keep you from meditating.
PRAYER: Lord, I choose to put an end to act, people and habits that reduces me in destiny in Jesus’ name. Amen!
BIBLE IN A YEAR: Judges 2:10-3:31, Luke 22:14-34, Psalm 92:1-93:5, Proverbs 14:1-2