It's important to understand that those that are not of the same spirit don't have the same heart towards loyalty, either. When loyalty is tested, people often show signs of competition and jealousy which can lead to bullying, broken relationships and more unwanted problems - all because those people were not meant to be yoked together in the first place. We can all learn from relational difficulties, and we certainly can't run from all of them; but we can make choices to set healthy boundaries for ourselves and at at times when it's necessary - confront those things that warrant confrontation.
I feel that there are many people right now that are in that place of making difficult choices. It's a time of transition, coming to a crossroads, and making decisions where to go from here. I pray that each person would have the courage and conviction to confront whatever bullies may stand in their path. Sometimes you just need to stand your ground and challenge the bully regardless of the outcome. Because here's the truth: there is always someone more powerful than the current reigning bully, and above them is even higher authority. (Read Ecc. 5:8). God himself sees all.
Ecc. 8:9 "All this I saw, as I applied my mind to everything done under the sun. There is a time when a man lords it over others to his own hurt."
You can't move forward carrying baggage from your past. You can't fulfill the plans and purposes of God if you are not yoked together with the right people. It may mean leaving your comfort zone, confronting a person, situation or relationship that warrants confrontation - because God uses confrontation to bring about a turn of events that couldn't have occurred otherwise. Be strong and of good courage. The Lord your God is with you and will lead you in the path He has prepared for you!
"Behold, I send an Angel before you to keep you in the way and to bring you into the place which I have prepared." Ex. 23:20.
So be it, Lord! Let your angels lead us, O God! Take us by the hand and lead us into the place you have prepared for us. In Jesus name, Amen.
Here is a great motivational song by Brit Nicole. Enjoy...and let your light shine!