Apostle Grace Lubega
1 Corinthians 16:17-18 (KJV); I am glad of the coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus: for that which was lacking on your part they have supplied. For they have refreshed my spirit and yours: therefore acknowledge ye them that are such.
There are people who have surrounded themselves with individuals who drain their strength and consistently subtract from their labours. As such, they are discouraged and fed up by many things, whether in business, ministry or career.
It is a mark of wisdom to surround yourself with people who refresh your spirit. In our theme scripture, Stephanas and Fortunatus are men who refreshed the spirit of Paul and the Corinthian church.
When a man refreshes your spirit, he gives you the zeal to go on with your vision. He makes you look past the difficulties and reminds you that what you are doing is worth the effort.
This refreshment is important and should not be treated lightly because the degree to which you are refreshed is the degree to which you are strengthened in spirit; the degree of the strengthening of your spirit is the degree of the exploits you can do.
Discouraged men never aspire to or neither do they achieve greatness. Many great dreams are languishing at the feet of naysayers who butchered them out of the hearts of visionaries.
For your own sake, you must learn to position yourself in places and among people that refresh your spirit.
FURTHER STUDY: Philemon 1:7, 2 Corinthians 7:13
GOLDEN NUGGET: It is a mark of wisdom to surround yourself with people who refresh your spirit. The degree to which you are refreshed is the degree to which you are strengthened in spirit; the degree of the strengthening of your spirit is the degree of the exploits you can do.
PRAYER: Father, I am thankful for this knowledge. Thank You because the people in my inner circle build me and add to my labours. People who subtract from my efforts, discourage and only point to the negative are far from me. I attract men that continually refresh me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.