God has created connections and substitutes all around us because He knows mankind struggles with loyalty!
Don’t be hung up on rich friends or family who will not help you in your day of poverty.
Don’t be hung up on prayer-warrior brethren who will not stand in the gap for you in your day of testing.
Neither be devastated by the unwillingness of your wise, powerful and influential relatives to connect you in your day of trouble!
Always Remember This
God has substitutes and connections everywhere!
Here are four sobering facts about loyalty:
1. Loyalty is not passed through DNA!
No one shall be loyal to you just because they gave birth to you, or you gave birth to them or you were born of same parents.
So STOP shutting out strangers out of your life in favor of dysfunctional family relationships!
2. Loyalty is not sexually transmitted!
No one will be loyal to you just because you have sex with them, are married to them or you have children together.
So STOP trying to buy loyalty through sex, a wedding ring or forced relationships!
3. Loyalty is color blind!
No one will be loyal to you just because you are both white, both black or both Asian; because “brother” or “sister” are not synonymous with compatriot or kinsman.
So STOP shutting out other races from your inner circles in favour of like-coloured betrayers, backstabbers, and snakes!
4. Loyalty is gender insensitive!
No one will be loyal to you just because you are both males or females. In my secular and ministry careers, I have seen female leaders carried by male colleagues and employees while their “sisters” dropped them daily; and I have also seen male leaders’ companies and congregations supported by females while their fellowmen sabotaged and back stabbed them daily.
There are times you are safe among complete strangers than among your own brothers, spouse, siblings, and kingsmen.
That is the reason the line, “Blood is Thicker than Water” is not in the Bible.
Because what makes us Family is Spiritual and not necessarily Biological, Professional, Racial, or even Legal!
Our Pastor, Coworker, and Sponsor, Pastor Mutale Kalenga wrote – “Now Cain said to his brother Abel, ‘Let’s go out to the field.’ While they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him.” (Genesis? ?4:8? ?NIV??). These were siblings from same mother and father, shared DNA, were of the same race, same gender, and same skin color!!!”
Think Upon This
16 – “Look, I am sending you out as sheep among wolves. So be as shrewd as snakes and harmless as doves.”
21 – “A brother will betray his brother to death, a father will betray his own child, and children will rebel against their parents and cause them to be killed.”
36 – “Your enemies will be right in your own family!”
10 – Then Esther told Hathach to go back and relay this message to Mordecai:
11 – “All the king’s officials and even the people in the provinces know that anyone who appears before the king in his inner court without being invited is doomed to die unless the king holds out his gold scepter. And the king has not called for me to come to him for thirty days.”
12 – So Hathach gave Esther’s message to Mordecai.
13 – Mordecai sent this reply to Esther: “Don’t think for a moment that because you’re in the palace you will escape when all other Jews are killed.
14 – If you keep quiet at a time like this, deliverance and relief for the Jews will arise from some other place, but you and your relatives will die. Who knows if perhaps you were made queen for just such a time as this?”