Many go about boasting about the relationship they have with God while they involve themselves with things that God forbid. It will be sad on the last day when The Lord calls the names as the a Word says “Matthew 20:16 So the last will be first, and the first last. For many are called, but few chosen.”
We sometimes use our carnal eyes and think because a ministry is big all is well. God gave the gifts to his servants, He does not take away because the servant disobeyed, He is more worried about the sheep than what the servant does in his personal capacity. God will deal with them in His own way.
When stopped drinking, I lost some friends and when are received salvation, I lost more friends. The bible says there is no relationship between light and darkness. Most friends I did not want to let go, but you soon realize that you are no longer comfortable with some if the chats. You come to a point where you lough but pretends and at that stage one of the authorities is being compromised. There are friends who will stick like glue because you are their way to salvation.
Lord may the spirit guides me so I don’t compromise the relationship with you.
What you Hera or see can deceive you. There is a saying that one day two frogs tried going up a mountain and as they were climbing, people were discouraging them, telling them to quit because they can’t make it to the top. One of the frogs came back and other frog continued and reached the mountain top. When it came back it discovered that the frog was deaf that’s why it continued because it did not hear all the negative utterances.
In this journey of salvation, focus on the cross as the Word says, Deuteronomy 5:32-33 32 So be careful to do what the Lord your God has commanded you; do not turn aside to the right or to the left.  33 Walk in obedience to all that the Lord your God has commanded you, so that you may live and prosper and prolong your days in the land that you will possess. …
Exodus 3:11 But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh, and that I should bring the children of Israel out of Egypt?” God cannot send you and leave you. Exodus 3:14 And God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” And He said, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.'” He said he will never leave you nor forsake you, all I have to do is have a willing heart and obey. Take care of. God’s things and he will take care of your things. There is a promise that is worth pursuing. Job 36:11 If they obey and serve Him, They shall spend their days in prosperity, And their years in pleasures.
Deuteronomy 4:7 What other nation is so great as to have their gods near them the way the Lord our God is near us whenever we pray to him?
In the human life there are development stages and we understand them but we don’t understand the development stages of the spiritual life. When you complain to God its a sign of resisting growth. James 1:2-4 My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials,  knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.  But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. …
The difference between those who do because of lessons and those who do things from the grace given to them from the most high is in the results. There are engineers who must go to school and those who just wake up with an idea, there are councillors who go to school and those authorized by God.
The manifestation of these can easily be picked up in meeting. Those who are led by the spirit will never be jealous of the other’s success. Wisdom is from God and you cannot have it without without the fear of God.
Who is your source?
Joshua 24:12 I sent the hornet before you which drove them out from before you, also the two kings of the Amorites, but not with your sword or with your bow.