Your Relationships

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

As a best-selling author and consultant, Jim Collins has identified many traits that help lead to “greatness,” that turn what is considered “good” into what is considered “great.” Reflecting on conversations with many leading executives, he discovered that most people tend to think that decisions are very much about “what” is to be done.

This was important. But he had come to realize that there was something even more important. That the “greatest decisions were not ‘what’ but ‘who.’ They were people decisions.”

Selecting the right people was critical to create a cooperative effort and build a team. To foster unity and achieve success. As Collins observed, a key to preparing for the future was to “have the right people with you.”

Jesus knew the importance of selecting the right people. In fact, he spent all night in prayer before finalizing His disciples (Luke 6:12-13). Paul also understood this critical principle. He counseled the church in Corinth that they needed to be careful about their partnerships. He specifically warned them to be aware that unbelievers could provide harmful influences.

Yet many Christians violate these principles and allow themselves to enter into relationships with the wrong people in business, friendships, and even marriages.

In your life, ask God to help you evaluate your relationships. Who are the people “with you”? Have you prayed about these relationships, and committed them to Him? What does He say? Are you allowing the wrong people to influence your heart and mind, and shape your beliefs?

Ask God to direct all of your “people decisions.” Seek His wisdom!