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SHOW ME YOUR FRIEND



In the last post, I discussed with you the word of the Lord for you in 2017 through me:
If only you will breakthrough will I increase you
 I further discussed with you the first step on our part in breaking through for increment which I titled: ‘Calling it quit’. Today I want to take you a step deeper, unveiling the second step/principle towards our increment:
Principle #2: Identify your friend.
Friend according to word web is defined a person with whom you are acquainted but I will define a friend as -a person who offends, fends and defends you.

·         Offend – Act in disregard of promises causing emotional pain.
He breaks promises, causes you emotional pain so you can realize the difference between feelings (emotions) and knowing.
·         Fend – withstand the force of something
He withstands the force of the unpleasant about you. After all, all of us have our flaws and differences
·         Defend – Protects against a challenge/attack
This might be emotionally painful at first but it’s the duty of a friend. They shield you from the things that will hurt you that you think is good for you.

These three things a friend do because: 
Faithful are the words of a friend   (Proverbs 27:6)

Who are your friends?
Who is your friend??
Show me your friend and you will be showing me: Offence,Fends&Defence =Faithfulness!!
Back to Principle#1:
Ø  After you have successfully applied the principle of calling it Quit, definitely there must be some persons left in your life. People you hold with high esteem, people that collectively make you –You!
Leaving these persons uncategorized/undiscovered is a serious issue and an error a lot of us have made years back till now and it’s high time we rectify and correct such.

Principle #2:
Ø  This is requiring of you to do a deep search according to my definition of friendship looking through the people in your life. An eye opener is in our nature. The Human nature always confuses all forms of intimate relationship with friendship.
What I mean is:
We all have a father/mother but our parent might be/not be our friend
We all have a brother/sister but our siblings might be/not be our friend
We all have a lover/admirer but our lovers might be/not be our friend
We all have a boss/subject but our Co-workers might be/not be our friend

Do not confuse an intimate/working relationship with friendship.
Breakthrough for increment as the above mentioned relationships might not be able to offend, fend and defend you.

How does Fellowship affect year 2017?

The function of a friend with its characteristics – Faithfulness deals with Information.
From now on I will not call you servants; for the servant knows not what his Lord does; but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my father I have made known to you. (John 15:5, American KJV)
Jesus called us friends because of the sensitivity of Information.
Ø  All the prophecies of increment will not come to pass if its information gets into the wrong handse.g. some so called friends will not hint you of a job opportunity which they heard and have probably applied for, So – You do not either reduce their chances / they want to be better than you in quote. You will not easily believe but you just have to believe this, that keeping such persons around can make the promise of God for a job upon your life delayed.
(Friends// Information // Increment)

Ø  Lastly, you relate some information to some persons mistaken to be your friend and we get deformed. E.g.:the one you report issues affecting your relationship/marriage to determines the result of either a bond//breakup.The one you explainthe details of yourproposed business idea to determines the success/failure.
If the words of a friend are faithful, then theword of a non-friend is unfaithful/fake-full. (Proverbs 27:6 emphasis added)
As a Coach and developer I say to you today: Show me your friend and I will tell you what 2017 has in stock for you!!

Have a great year ahead.
Oluwatobiloba Oshunbiyi
Covenant of Life.

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