One of the beauties of life is calculating the purpose of everyone that has ever entered our lives. Every person that will ever be a part of our life, sole purpose is to make a contribution to our existence in an effort to fulfill our purpose, whether we are aware of it or not. No human being purpose can be accomplished without the integration of others, all things are relative, meaning someway somehow there is a connection to someone, a place or an environment.
The core of their contribution whether it’s good or bad carries the seed of developing US! This makes the journey of life quite interesting, because for the most part we cannot predict what a particular individual will offer in terms of their contribution, nevertheless, they are necessary for our development. Meaning their contribution can either consist of adding to us or taking away from us; however what we do know is that during our time with them or even after their departure there will be a change in us via the association. The quality of that change will reflect in our attitudes, mindsets and beliefs, which equals their contribution.
Our bible tells us that all things are working together for our good, Romans 8:28, which also indicates that all things are indeed necessary and more so relative, and nothing was design by God to work independent of itself but must connect with someone or something to produce something else, again speaking to relativity.
We need people, and not just some people but all people, especially those that hate us, despise us detest us undermine us etc. I know this probably makes no sense to you, but watch the spiritual principles. God said that everything in his creation was good except that the man should NOT be alone Genesis 2:18. Many of us when reading this scripture connects this only to marriage. When viewed carefully, scripture is placing emphasis on the word good, meaning, it is not beneficial for a man if he's alone, he profits less in being by himself if he desires increase. King Solomon said, "two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labor for if they fail, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falls for he has no one to help him up" Ecclesiastes 4:9
Man always needs someone, something, or some environment to assist him in advancing in spite of how these people or places present themselves. The corporate world calls this process synergy. Synergy, is the combine efforts of two or more things or people to produce more than they were doing as individuals (note: synergy is not based on who like you or do not like you it’s about putting aside differences and focusing on a common goal to advance or produce more). So, in understanding this spiritual truth, it is only fitting to determine that we need haters, we need back stabbers, we need folks that love us, appreciate us etc. The truth is these people have been predetermine to our lives for the sole purpose of advancing us (again, in spite of their character, attitude or behavior). These folks came equip with what God knows to be a necessity for us concerning present and future events, again, in spite of the packaging that they come in.
Simply put our lives are a divine setup. The primary difficulty in this revelation, is grasping, the fact that we have to accept the undesirables for who they are, because it is in who they are that is teaching us directly or indirectly and at the same time preparing us for future progress.
So, in essence our enemies, friends and environments are in fact our teachers and our appointed times with them would be the class room of life that is making us better through these awesome experiences be it good or bad.
Therefore once we would have put aside our personal views we can now see more clearly the purpose for these folks presence in our lives. Thus, no matter who was, is or will be a part of our existence here on earth, we must thank God in advance for choosing them to advance us, and to make us better through the many experiences they've afforded us.
Scripture sums this entire process up with the following statement, “For whom he (God) did foreknew he also did predestine, to be conformed to the image of his son” Romans 8: 29. Simply put, because God knew us in advance of our earthly existence he also knew in advance who and what it would take to change us to the likeness of his son Jesus Christ. Bottom line: We need people to advance us in the process of becoming like Jesus!
My words of wisdom for today my wonderful readers are simply this, we need to urgently dispel the ideology of what is good is God and what is bad is of the Devil, because untimely God is Sovereign, which suggest that he is the one supervising over the good and the bad that enters and exit our lives as his method of developing us( as a reminder, all things are working together for our good). Further more biblical principle clearly states that wherever good is evil has a legal right to be present Romans 7: 21.
Father, I now understand why you've commanded us to bless and not curse those that curse us, To pray for those that use us and say all manner of things against us. Thank you for the revelation of the necessity of all people that enters our lives and how they are needed to advance us. I pray that the eyes of every reader of this article will begin to illuminate to the greater reality that you've designed every person, place and environment to advance us. We bless you and praise you for your wisdom in the matchless name of Jesus Christ. Amen!
Written by: Minister Kevin L A Ewing