I had pastored him for a few years. Suddenly, he went incommunicado. I was bothered. I kept trying all his phone lines to no avail. After a few years, he called. “Where have you been?” I asked. His response surprised me; “I deliberately changed my line so no one could reach me. I had to make some decisions. But now I’m in a mess.”

Friend, you are as strong as your relationship network. Relationships are bridges to your next level of success and greatness. You are just about four people away from whoever you want to meet and wherever you want to be in life. The portraits of the blessed man in scriptures emphasized his relationship (Psalms 1:1-3). Truly, your net worth is determined by your network.

Who killed Uriah? Some would say it’s David. Others would say it’s Israel’s enemy. But I believe it was that people were withdrawn from him (2 Samuel 11:15). That was the strategy of David. That is the strategy of the devil against people today.

When God wants to bless you, He would connect you with the right people, and when the devil wants to destroy you, he would separate you from the right relationships. You are as strong as your relationship network. A sheep is only vulnerable when he leaves the sheepfold. You must be sensitive to the subtle strategies of the devil to separate you from your destiny company (Genesis 34:1-2).

Daniel refused to be promoted to a place of vulnerability (Daniel 2:48-49). He kept his destiny relationship with Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego as he moved up the career ladder. It was his strategy for safety and sanity. What is your own strategy for safety and sanity?

Like the discples in the book of Acts, do you have your own company (Acts 4:23)? Who do you run to when you are down spiritually or emotionally? Who do you run to when you have battles confronting you? Don’t fight alone when you can win with the right people (Ecclesiastes 4:9-12, Ephesians 6:12). You will not be defeated in life in Jesus name! Amen!

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