A few days ago, someone from my past creeped into my life out of no where. If you know my story or are familiar with it in any way, it is important to know that I haven't been following Jesus my entire life. I accepted Christ into my heart when I was 20.
I was in a dark place when I was 20. I had made A LOT of bad decisions. Relationships (specifically with a boy) had led me to a place of despair. This person, is not somebody who I should have been hanging out with. It wasn't even that he was necessarily a bad person, but it was rather that he didn't have a relationship with God. That being said, sex outside of marriage was seen as no big deal to him.
Hence, the despair. And you know what the Lord told me to do as soon as I accepted Him into my heart?
Cut this person out of my life completely. And when I say cut out, I mean delete him from every possible avenue of my life. I blocked him on my cell phone, blocked him on Facebook, Instagram, you name it. God knew that this specific person was in no way part of His will for me. In His time, he would bring in a godly man. A man after His own heart. And this person, was not for me. And for my personality type, I really needed a removal of this intensity. God knew it.
Because sometimes, right before God is about to a mighty thing in your life like he did in mine, Satan will bring in something, or someone, to REALLY TRIP YOU UP.
And for myself, that was a person.
So what is God calling you to cut out? If someone is seriously leading you farther from Jesus and into sin, it is time to cut them out.
"So if your eye—even your good eye—causes you to lust, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. 30 And if your hand—even your stronger hand—causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell."
And I won't lie, when this person creeped into my life a couple of days ago, a small part of the old me wanted to write back. A small part of the old Jessica wanted that attention. But you know what? This just means that God is about do something REALLY big in my life. And this time, I'm not giving Satan any type of foothold.