If you are going to finish the race of life well, you will need to sidestep interracial distractions. These are tools that our enemy uses to minimize our effectiveness and work to disqualify us from entering into God’s eternal rest. One of the hardest things to maintain is friendships that honor God.
Therefore, come out from among unbelievers, and separate yourselves from them, says the LORD. Don’t touch their filthy things, and I will welcome you (2 Corinthians 6:17). These unbelievers include your family members. “If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed” (2 John 1:10). We cannot partake in entertaining unbelieving family members and maintain fidelity with God.
Another disciple said to him, “Lord, first let me go and bury my father.” But Jesus told him, “Follow me, and let the dead bury their own dead (Matthew 8:21-22).”
God is not playing games with us and will have no other gods before Him. If we put family above God we will lose our soul and enter hell. The way is narrow and few find it. Why? Because few are willing to pay the price for salvation. Living the normal Christian life is not what the masses teach, but what is taught by the few. The so-called celebrity preachers are famous because they do not teach the doctrines of Jesus Christ, but a pseudo gospel designed to tickle the mind and prepare your soul for an easy entrance into hell.
I want us to be saved from the wrath of God that is coming to the children of disobedience. I want us to thrive in God and operate optimally in the faith of Jesus Christ and this can only be done through sidestepping distractions.
God only invests in families that set themselves apart. His secret is with the righteousness and His ear is open to their prayers. He will give you the desires of your heart as you delight yourself in Him. Part of that delight is obeying His commands. He cannot be associated with evil and will not touch your life, without repentance. Those who think God is with them and live contrary to His will are deceiving themselves. Similar to the guy who thinks he has the girl, only to find out that he has been friend zoned.
To know where you stand with God is to know what God delights in and do that. If you are doing things that God hates like fornication, adultery, stealing, homosexuality, drunkeness, and any other non-producing lifestyle you will not see Him, but you will see hell.
Cleave unto one another and cleave unto the Lord. Sidestep the family members that seek to glory in your flesh. Do not risk your soul for members who reject God and have a mindset for destruction. You do not want your children to see their evil ways and be seduced by Satan to follow a way that has no light.