TOPIC: CATEGORIES OF HUMAN RELATIONSHIPS
Scripture: Matthew 4: 19. And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.
Beloved, I welcome you to another Moment of Daily Encounter! Previously we established that relationships is key to recieving the treasure in man. We went further to look at the implications of relationship and then various types of relationship.
Today we shall be considering categories of human relationships.
What are the various categories of human relationships?
1. General relationship which entails being friendly(for details of this, check yesterday meditation)
2. Seasonal relationship: These are relationships that exists at certain season of our lives. This relationship does not last forever, they are meant to prepare us for our future. For example, the relationship that exists between our Lord Jesus Christ and His disciples lasted for just three and half years!
That was a seasonalrelationships. In Matt.4:19, Jesus said;
… Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.
The disciples carefully followed Jesus within the space of three and half years, they were turned into a mighty Apostle. It is in following Jesus that’s the process of their making!
Acts 4: 13. Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.
Acts 4: 33. And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.
Beloved, seasonal relationship is for serious mentorship and will required you to be discreet and discipline to stay through. There are those who left the place of their making, I mean they graduated themselves out of the program of God before they are due!
These are the half baked disciples. Imagine if Peter had left Jesus because he felt the training is too rigorous! Nobody would have hear of Peter in life. I pray for every one going through a season of training recieve grace to scale through in the name of Jesus.
Another example is Moses who was already a prince of Egypt, he came under the mentorship of Jethro. He has to learn how to fetch water and do some home chores.
Moses became shepherd who leads the flocks of Jethro in and out(Exo.4:1-5). It was on that assignment that God met him in the burning bush encounter:
Exodus 3: 1. Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father in law, the priest of Midian: and he led the flock to the backside of the desert, and came to the mountain of God, even to Horeb. 4. And when the LORD saw that he turned aside to see, God called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And he said, Here am I.
The relationship between Moses and Jethro prepare him for leadership! It was the burning bush encounter that terminate that season.
Beloved, there are season God will bring you before your in-law, uncle or Aunt in a bit to prepare you for your destiny. If you are not careful enough you may waste that opportunity.
The reason why people waste such training opportunity is they often perceived the trainers to be wicked. If you consider the tool God is using to shape your life to be wicked you might never learn your lesson very well.
Are you a young girl and you find yourself in a family where basically every home chores is your responsibility don’t consider it a punishment rather see it as a training session.
Perhaps, you are living with an uncle that makes you do things you wouldn’t have love to do, just accept it as training session because it will not be forever. Oh you are learning a skill( artisans) and it seems your master is putting up too much pressure on you, don’t complain because the training is not forever, it is for a season, every training session will be over, only those who stayed through will become a true master.
Remember this: Heaven is real and hell is real. The decision to spend eternity with God is best made now. Give your heart to Jesus today.
– Father thank you for your word to me today.
– Lord, I received grace to hold on through the training relationship you are using to shape my life in Jesus name.
– I declare may the mercy of God show up for you wherever you missed the God’s shaping arm for your life in the name of Jesus.
– Grace to stay through your process of moulding recieve it now in the name of Jesus.
Assignment: Check the season, you are in currently, it could be your training season and discern the relationships you are in right now.
From your brother Alex
God bless you.