Beware of Dividers

Dividers are out to divide, separate, and destroy.  They can’t always be easily identified, though they are all around us- even close to us.  Dividers are good at suppressing their true motives.  Though they won’t say it, it’s in their hearts.  Dividers suppress a lot in their heart.  Actually, it’s those undealt with issues that cause them to divide.  Don’t hate dividers but rather spot them, love them, and protect your relationships.

Have you ever had an issue with someone even though that person did nothing wrong to you?  Parents divide relationships among siblings and one parent often divides the relationship between children and the other parent.  Why?  Many reasons. 

You ever wonder why in certain situations when parents split up the children turn against one parent although that parent has always loved and cared for the child?  A divider is in the midst.  One parent is hurt and has taken vengeance in their own hands and manipulates the children.  By the way, parents oh so easily can manipulate their children- even grown children.  Parents have powerful influence over their children.  Rightly so until the parent uses it for selfish reasons.

What about high school drama, marriages, church conflict, or friendships.  We all have to remember that there is strength in unity, so before you divide be wise.  John 10:10 says:

“The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy:…”

This should encourage us.  Division can be traced back to Satan so don’t take it personal.  Just love, do good, and be wise.  Don’t divide because of something someone else said.  Always go to the source.  God is love, acceptance, and forgiveness.  Be led by God before you separate.

And don’t separate others.  If you have an issue with someone don’t make your issue everyone else’s issue.  Don’t allow your heart to grow so bitter that now you want to destroy whatever that person has.  Deal with the issues of your heart because the trap you set for someone else will only trap you.

“Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein: and he that rolleth a stone, it will return upon him.  A lying tongue hateth those that are afflicted by it; and a flattering mouth worketh ruin.”   – Proverbs 26: 27-28

Margo

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