Originally posted on Righteously Real:
The word best is the key to having relationships that assist you in your life journey and purpose. It must be realized that the relationships you carry have significant weight in your life. No one in your life is just a bystander or a neutral party. Everyone is either an asset or a liability. So as life moves forward and seasons change, the relationships that encourage and uplift you to be your God-given best are the ones that should be kept and nurtured. These are the ones that bring true fruitfulness to your life, have a desire to want you to understand your purpose and will assist you in fulfilling it.
On the other hand, you must consider the relationships that will cause demise or leave you stagnant in fulfilling your purpose. Note that everyone is not for you. No matter how nice and cool they may be or how kind and helpful you are to them. Do not be easily deceived or fooled. When you know your purpose, you should desire to be on the move to fulfill it. You should also want people around you who are like-minded and are on the move themselves to fulfill their purpose and assist you in yours as well. It’s best to pray and strive for what is best and ordained by God to fit side by side (not unbalanced) with your purpose and calling.
A person who does not help you grow and reach new heights but only will be nice, content, and sometimes encourage you is a stagnant or unfruitful person. Stagnant people can be just as detrimental to your growth and development in your purpose and calling. Your time should not be spent attempting to get them up to your level or to change their mind on a purpose that was not given to them in the first place. Most of the time they are doing it to please you for selfish reasons. So be prayerful and careful, and choose wisely. Your purpose depends on it.