Am I Connected To A Spiritual Leech?
Be honest in your judgment and do not decide at a glance (superficially and by appearances); but judge fairly and righteously. John 7:24 Amplified Version
As we search throughout the scriptures, we can observe that the relationships which people were involved in were of grave importance. Therefore we must realize the significance of becoming associated with and connected to the right people.
Connections should be for the purpose of increase. Therefore, I should be either the enhancer or the receiver – but increase is a must. Incorrect, non-productive relationships would be considered one of those “weights which does so easily beset us” (Hebrews 12:1).
So let’s consider some of our connections. What do our: friends, acquaintances, religious and secular group memberships reveal? Are there any connections where I am currently not being increased – or increasing someone else? Are any of my connections physically or mentally exhausting? Do any of my connections appear to be synonymous to “blood sucking leeches”?
We must realize that some connections are temporary; seasonal - while others maintain the ability to perpetually be an asset to us in some fashion. When we don’t know the purpose for a relationship, nor have considered its nature – we will attempt to cling on to and transform those “passing connections” into permanent ones.
We are in the era now where everyone seems to want to “network”. Everywhere you go people are wanting to connect. This can be advantageous as well as detrimental. We must be on our guard at all times and realize that every good connection may not be a God connection.
God has given us the ability to be sociable creatures. We therefore need connections. However, we must be certain that every connection will be constructive and offer increase, integrity, stamina and above all receive a stamp of approval from the Lord.
“Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.” Proverbs 4:23