Don’t continue to team up with unbelievers in mismatched alliances, for what partnership is there between righteousness and rebellion? Who could mingle light with darkness? What harmony can there be between Christ and Satan? Or what does a believer have in common with an unbeliever? What friendship does God’s temple have with demons? For indeed, we are the temple of the living God, just as God has said:
I will make my home in them and walk among them. I will be their God, and they will be my people. For this reason, “Come out from among them and be separate,” says the Lord. “Touch nothing that is unclean, and I will embrace you. I will be a true Father to you, and you will be my beloved sons and daughters,” Says the Lord Yahweh Almighty. 2 Corinthians 6:14-18 TPT
As I read this passage, I felt a clear directive to take inventory of who’s on my team. Who is it that I allow a voice in my ear? Who is depositing in my well and has it become polluted? I’m not saying the people in my life are bad people, but perhaps they don’t add to, but rather take away from the deposits God has placed in me.
I heard the Lord say, “If you truly want to be my daughter in every sense of the word, you must watch who you surround yourself with. There are those who want to be around you because you’re a carrier of the oil and fire. They love you for what you carry, but want to keep you close for their benefit. I’m calling them higher but they think they can come through you, not me.”
That shook me. I am not the way to God, Jesus is. Everyone who believes on Him will be saved. The Holy Spirit was promised to all who believe and if you ask for Him to fill you up, the same fire that fell at Pentecost will also fall on you. He will set you on fire so that the world will be drawn to Him. The cry of your heart should be the cry of every heart, “Set a fire down in my soul that I can’t contain, that I can’t control. I want move of you, God. I want more of you, God.”
If the ones closet to you are sucking the life out of you instead of speaking life and encouragement into you, perhaps it’s time for a new team. Ask God to add people into your life who challenge you to grow, not who try to keep you in the same boat, with the same stagnant water around you. Break free from unholy alliances and see what the Lord will do in and through you.