Apostle Paul writes, “But now I am writing to you that you must not associate with anyone who claims to be a brother or sisterbut is sexually immoral or greedy, an idolater, or slanderer, a drunkard or swindler. Do not even eat with such people.” (1 Corinthians 5:11). Whether you have recently been saved or don’t even remember how many years it has been since your salvation, this Bible verse might not be easy to digest. If you are like me, you are either wondering how many friends and loved ones you will have left in your circle if you stopped associating with anyone in the above mentioned category. Sometimes while walking away you may feel you are judging others.
However, I am here to tell you that being on this Christian journey will require some cleansing, and it will work together for your own good. There are certain individuals in your life who are and will become a hindrance to you if you do not let them go. Let them go! Remember we are told “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?” (2 Corinthians 6:14).
You are probably asking, how can I let them go? I initially had difficulty disassociating with some friends, but I prayed about the issue, and God took those individuals away from my life without me having any awkward conversations. Pray after the order of Isaiah 57:14, “And it will be said, build up, build up, prepare the way, remove every obstacle out of the way my people.” May God help you to separate yourself from worldly people and stay strong in your pursuit of spiritual things.