Dealing with friends or colleagues who are or tend to be ‘more spiritual’ than you could pose some challenges at times.
Do you feel that hotness in your gut times they always seemed to have a spiritual twist to everything?
Spiritual this, spiritual that. Prayer this, prayer that, God’s will this, God’s will that…….
They could be mentors, friends, your accountability partners, or even a random colleague at work, who seemed to be taking this ‘spirituality thing’ a bit too far for comfort.
Like everything must have a root in the bible. Jesus must be at the Centre of all things.
How do you always feel?
One of the worst things we can do to ourselves is to push them away or belittle them.
She may never dress smart like you would but your spirit certainly bears witness with hers that she is a child of God, don’t belittle her.
He may not be swift in speech like you but his unorganized way of saying deep spiritual truth always make you know you have missed some fellowship time with the Lord, don’t belittle him
They may nor share your secular ideologies on secular subject, never belittle them.
Some gifts are wrapped in all forms of decorative packs but some are wrapped in human bodies, believe me, the latter are more precious.
If you are the most ‘spiritual’ such that any other person who has some better knowledge and life of God is looked down on, see, there is a problem, lie not against this truth.
We must make effort to have people who are seemingly more spiritual (promptness in obedience to God and a dedication to knowing God’s will and fellowship with Him) than us in our circle of friendships. One of the easiest things to do is to keep looking out for faults in their lives to use to pin them down. Or, to begin comparing yourself with them.
Don’t be intimidated by them and keep helping them to fan the embers of their spirituality because you will always need them.
They become the propellant you need when the flies of indifference towards God feast on your sored soul. They become the driving force on the day you need a push. Your thinking of them and how they pull through the pressures of life will awaken within you that zest for God.
May you always have people up there who can pull you.
On those days when you are overtaken in a fault and the devil has just pocketed his hands to draw up a red card on you. You have friends who would carry placards of red and on it will be boldly written,
“Remember The Blood”
They will remind you of all that Jesus did for you and how He has secured a place for you in heaven, it is on such days you will know the value of being comfortable with friends who are more spiritual than you.
Let irons sharpen one another.
“Iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend” proverbs 27:17
Don’t avoid them, for however fierily hot a log might be in a fire, once it is removed from the fire place, it begins to douse but as long as it is in the fire place with other logs, it keeps burning.
Stay in the community of people who are more spiritual.
Stay with friends who keep you focused on Jesus and never be intimidated by their life or relationship with God.