Everyone that comes into your life, and everyone who has been called to be in your life is the for a purpose. When God wants to bless you.
He will send a relationship that bears fruit. This could be a friend, a co-worker, a significant other, an old acquaintance or a new one. God puts people in you life a strategic times because He knows you need them.
It doesn’t always make sense to us, but He sees the bigger picture.
Unfortunately, God isn’t the only one who places people in our lives.
The enemy place people into our lives as well, in the hopes of steering us away from success, away from happiness, and ultimately, away from the Lord. The enemy puts people that he knows would draw you towards the to plague your mind, and prevent you from reaching your full potential. We have to be careful with who we give access to our lives.
Not at first, a least.
Too often people push away what is good for them in search of something toxic. Whether it is a poisonous relationship, or a friend that supports poor decisions, these people that enemy employs take residence in our hearts and our minds, and wreaks havoc. It isn’t until the damage has been done that we realize that this wasn’t the person God sent us.
Other times, we know that someone isn’t good for us, and decide to spend our time with them anyway. The bad influence friend. The troublemaker that we allow into our lives, those who we know for a fact we should not be hanging around with but do anyway. Like Jacob in the Bible we try to wrestle with God, insisting that we know what’s best for us.
And, eventually, when the dust has settled, we learn that He was right all along.
Who are you giving access to in your life?