New positions, promotions, places and platforms inevitably lead to the forming of new relationships. After David had killed Goliath, a intimate brotherly bond formed between himself and Jonathan, the king’s son.Their backgrounds were different but their hearts were similar in many ways-they were both brave, valiant young men, cut from the same cloth, born for battle.Jonathan helped David to understand the protocol of royalty.He was unquestionably faithful and completely loyal. Their bond would remain until the very end.
In the new place that you find yourself, your relationships must change. That doesn’t mean that all old relationships are null and void. But God will bring into your life new friendships with people who have a heart akin to your own. People to help you acclimate and transition into your new environment. Who understand the new level you are at and don’t feel any need to compete with you for position.
You may have been betrayed, rejected and abused by friendships in the past. However don’t let this make you push away God’s provision for you in the present. Don’t drag your past pain into your present. God is requiring you to adopt a new mentality - a new normal - and only these new key relationships can help you fully embrace it.
1 Samuel 14:14
“In that first attack Jonathan and his armor-bearer killed some twenty men in an area of about half an acre.”
1 Samuel 18:3-4
“Jonathan made a covenant with David because he loved him as himself. Jonathan took off the robe he was wearing and gave it to David, along with his tunic, and even his sword, his bow and his belt.”
1 Samuel 23:16; 18
“Saul’s son Jonathan went to David at Horesh and helped him find strength in God....
...The two of them made a covenant before the Lord. Then Jonathan went home, but David remained at Horesh.”
2 Samuel 1:26
“I grieve for you, Jonathan my brother; you were very dear to me. Your love for me was wonderful, more wonderful than that of women.”