Skip to comments.Today's Word with Joel Osteen - May 1, 2013 [Devotional]
Posted on 05/01/2013 4:01:08 AM PDT by Vision
Do not be misled: Bad company corrupts good character. 1 Corinthians 15:33, NIV.
Today's Word from Joel and Victoria
Do you ever get around a certain person and feel an uneasiness or an unrest? Something inside says, Stay away. Thats trouble. Those are not just bad vibes. Thats the Holy Spirit warning you. It may be small, but it can keep you from a big heartache. You might say, Well, Joel, if I dont hang out with them, I may not have any friends. No, God will give you new friends. He will give you better friends. The key is: if you dont let go of the wrong people, the right people wont show up. This is not talking about a relationship already committed in marriage, but relationships outside of marriage. God doesnt force us to let go of wrong relationships. He has given us our own free will. But when God asks you to give something up, He is never trying to take something away. He is trying to get something better to you. As we obey Him, we grow and mature which opens the door for more of His blessings and favor.
Remember, bad company corrupts good character. Let go of friends or influences that you know are dragging you down. Trust God to bring the right people and connections across your path. Let go of wrong relationships and move forward in the blessing He has prepared for you!
A Prayer for Today
Father, thank You for directing my steps. I ask that You help me choose right relationships. Give me courage to let go of the wrong relationships so I can make room for the right people You have ordained for my life in Jesus name. Amen.
I find that I an not able to download the 28 Apr 2013 podcast from the Osteen website. Seems to be something of a controversy about its content.