In my years of pastoring, I have noticed that, most of the people who claim they were led to a Church do not eventually stay. This is true for most of the churches that I have surveyed. The devil specializes in fighting relationships that would greatly impact your destiny. You need to learn how to discern relationships correctly.

Friend, relationships must be discerned correctly if you would maximize destiny. The devil is a master at truncating destiny linkages. This is why you need to protect divine relationships in your life. One of your greatest battle would come from God-ordained relationships. The question is; “would you allow the devil or your flesh to keep you from your destiny?”

“And there was a strife between the herdsmen of Abram’s cattle and the herdsmen of Lot’s cattle…” (Genesis 13:7). You must learn to manage strife and offences if you hope to fulfil destiny. The purpose of strife is to separate you from God’s best. Just like Abraham and Lot, you need some people more than they need you (Genesis 13:5). Beware of satanic disconnection (Genesis 13:8-11).

“From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplies…” (Ephesians 4:16). Every member of the body has a joint and needs a joint in order to connect to the flow from the head of the body. You need to take care of your critical joining if you would fulfil your destiny. You need to locate your joint and stay joined (Psalms 133:1-3).

“And the contention was so sharp between them, that they departed asunder one from the other…” (Acts 15:39). The problem most times is not the disagreement but our decisions in times of disagreement. Barnabas decided to part ways with Paul and he truncated God’s best for him. Don’t let disagreement bring disconnection.

You may not always agree with the person that God joins you to. But you must learn to protect the relationship joining above the issues of contention. Most disagreements are divinely engineered to test your loyalty and reveal your wisdom or folly. It is wisdom to treasure destiny connection above emotionalism (1 Samuel 18:1-3, 23:17, 2 Samuel 1:17-27).

© ‘Demola Awoyele
Lead Pastor,
Destiny Impact Church
Akure, Nigeria