Dunamis’ Seeds Of Destiny 12 April 2021 Devotional By Pastor Paul Enenche – Relating With Those Who Multiply Your Joy And Diminish Your Pain
TOPIC: Relating With Those Who Multiply Your Joy And Diminish Your Pain
Your real friend multiplies your joy and diminishes your pain.
SCRIPTURE: “…neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” Nehemiah 8:10
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Your real friend multiplies your joy and diminishes your pain.
In our previous studies we saw that who you relate with determines where you end in life. That is why it is very important to learn relationship wisdom for successful living.
Today, we shall be looking at a dimension of this wisdom, especially as it applies to the right kind of people to relate with.
Now, what kind of people are you to relate with?
You are to relate with people who multiply your joy and diminish your pain.
There are people who multiply your joy and diminish your pain. And there is an opposite set of people who diminish your joy and multiply your pain. Unfortunately, this also happens in marriages. A lady may be a more excited person when she was single than when she got married. Marriage may have turned such a lady to a shadow of herself.
Similarly, a young man may also appear to be more excited as a single person than when he became a married man. When he was not married, he was a happy and excited man, but after marriage, he became gloomy and depressed, all because of the kind of lady he married.
Sometime ago, a woman showed me a picture of how brutally her husband beat her. She sustained all manner of injuries and swellings. I couldn’t believe that a man could do that to a woman who is obviously not as strong as he.
In fact, I had to apologize to her on behalf of men because a real man uses his power to protect his wife, and not to destroy her.
Beloved, is the person you are hanging around with multiplying your joy or diminishing it? It is important to find out because your life is involved. Your real friend multiplies your joy and diminishes your pain. That is why your life is more vibrant and exuberant when you are in the company of your real friend.
Remember this: Your real friend multiplies your joy and diminishes your pain.
- Relate with people who will multiply your joy and diminish your pain.
- Dissociate from people who will multiply your pain and diminish your joy.
PRAYER: Help me Lord to identify and relate with people who will multiply my joy and diminish my pain. Deliver me from associating with people who will inflict pain and anguish to my heart, Lord in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: CRITICAL WISDOM FOR SUCCESSFUL LIVING (PART 1).
QUOTE: A person of bitterness is a person that is deprived of the joy of achievement. Culled from “AM I BITTER?” by Dr Becky Enenche.
DAILY READING: 2 Chronicles 31-33.
AMAZING FACT: Female African elephants undergo the longest pregnancy — 22 months.
PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: The Lord send quality people your way and deliver you from human liabilities in Jesus’ Name.
Today’s devotional was written by Pastor Paul Enenche of the Dunamis International Gospel Centre (DIGC), headquartered at Abuja, Nigeria, with Pastor Paul and Becky Enenche, as the Senior Pastors. It is a power-packed arena where God’s Presence, Principles and Power are at work for the salvation, healing and restoration of human destinies and dignities