All our lives we will face situations where people will seek to hurt us, how? With bullying, harassment, etc. And often it’s the people closest to us who hurt us. Just as Samson : it was his friend who betrayed him.
When these things happen, we need to forgive the people who have hurt us. But also we have to learn to pay attention to the people around us. It’s not easy. Here’s a little trick to help you. God is a Father to us, and a perfect father does not let unhappiness happen to his children. He watches over them, protects them and keeps them from danger. The closer you get to the Father, the more you get to know him, the more you talk to him and read his Word, the more you will be able to hear him speak to you. You’re going to be able to hear his warnings and know if a person in your life has a bad influence on you. How does he talk to us? In many ways, he often uses our consciousness. Consciousness is what allows you to know what is right or wrong.
Dalilah was influenced by the Philistines to do evil and she listened to them. The result was serious: the death of her friend. The Father wants to warn you when people around you want to influence you to do evil or they want to hurt you. You have to learn to hear his warnings and to separate yourself from these people. Not easy, sometimes it hurts us very deeply inside, but God the Father always wants the best for his children. And he’ll be there to protect you and comfort you. He never leaves us, he’s always with us.
“Father, show me if there are people around me who influence me to do evil, help me forgive them and help me stand before them and refuse to let myself be influenced by them again. In the name of Jesus. Amen.”