Blind Loyalty – Know Your Circle In This Season!

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In Merriam-Webster Dictionary; Loyalty implies;

a faithfulness that is steadfast in the face of any temptation to renounce, desert, or betray.

Loyalty is a virtue that is often undervalued in today’s society.

People no longer see loyalty as a positive trait and are quick to abandon commitments and relationships.

However, loyalty is a quality that God values and rewards.

Throughout the Bible, we find numerous examples of individuals who displayed unwavering loyalty.

Job remained faithful to God despite immense suffering. Abraham obeyed God’s command to sacrifice his son Isaac without question.

We see Joseph remained steadfast in his faith despite being betrayed and imprisoned.

One of my most favourite is Daniel who refused to bow down to the king’s idols, remaining loyal to God.

How beautiful are these examples right!

However, my message today  is not about the beauty of faithfulness but rather the dangers of Blind loyalty.

Blind loyalty is;

when one is loyal to a person or cause despite the damage the person or cause does to himself or herself or others.”

Another definition (my own) is; when someone follows someone else without discerning and utilising the ability to make considered well informed decisions or come to sensible conclusions.

Why is blind faithfulness our topic today?

Because, we are in a season where we need to be careful where we place our loyalty and to what degree.

There is GOOD LOYALTY but there is also BAD LOYALTY. This bad loyalty is called “BLIND” LOYALTY.

This kind of loyalty can lead one into dark places that can end up causing you to be found in compromised situations.

We are living in times where we need to be careful and intentional about the decisions we make.

Proverbs 13:20 reads; he who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm.

Choose wisely the people with whom you surround yourself, especially, your inner circle.

Your associations impact your life, success, and your relationship with God.

There’s a saying that holds true even today:

“Tell me your friends, and I’ll tell you who you are.”

Like-minded individuals often stick together, revealing your character through your companions.

Learn to surround yourself with those who bring out your best, inspire you, and above all, share a love for the Lord.

But most importantly, be careful that your blind loyalty does not cause you to walk away from your destiny helpers.

In the Old Testament, Moses felt inadequate to lead the Israelites out of Egypt. However, God sent his brother Aaron as a destiny helper.

Aaron served as Moses’ spokesperson, easing his burden and facilitating the liberation of God’s people.

In this season you may not know where your help is coming from and in what form, therefore be wise in deciding whom you lend your ear and time to.

Whether we like it or not, we are influenced by those closest to us. Associating with foolish individuals can lead to unwise choices.

For example, foolish and unwise choices can include inheriting enemies due to other peoples problems.

People often say;

The enemy of my enemy is my friend or The enemy of my friend is my enemy.

Do not be deceived with such temporary alliances.

More importantly do not miss your destiny helper because you decided to inherit unnecessary problems.

Use wisdom before inheriting problems from someone else’s issues that have nothing to do with you.

If you lack wisdom, Pray for wisdom, God gives.

If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. James 1:5

In this season be like Jonathan in the Bible. Though his father Saul hated David he loved David.

Jonathan and David became bound together in close friendship. Jonathan loved David as much as he did his own life.” —1 Samuel 18:1

Due to Jonathans wise decision to not inherit an enemy just because of his father.

In his covenant with Jonathan, David promised to show loyalty to Jonathan’s family (1 Samuel 18:1-4;  20:14-17).

In this story, David shows kindness to Jonathan’s son Mephibosheth.

Learn to see beyond today or the immediate, perception is important.

My Mother always says “No one knows what tomorrow holds, therefore be careful how you treat people”.

So once again, be wise in whom you allow into your ear and inner circle.

God bless you all and remember to be intentional in this season.


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