In this day and age, there are snakes in many sizes, shapes, and forms. There are deceitful snakes that smile in your face, invite you to dinner, call you, send you emails, hang out with you, or even attend sporting events with you. While these types of people appear to be good friends, associates or devoted family members, these snakes have a hidden agenda.
What is the hidden agenda of the snake? It’s very simple. To tear you down, or make it their business to stick around as they silently root for your failure. They mean you no good in many ways, and they are phony. They talk about you behind your back, and expose your trusted business to others. The type of snake I described; has an envious touch mixed with jealousy. Going through a difficult time in your life? Don’t tell the snake. They don’t care, even if they give you their shoulder to cry on. You cry, and they laugh. They say to themselves “That’s what you get.” And while you’re asking them for prayer, they invoke the word of God, while secretly gloating in your misery. Having marital problems? Please, be selective who you share it with. A snake doesn’t care. While you’re trying to resolve your marital issues, they are spreading the word in mockery of you. Are you successful, and doing quite well for yourself? Be mindful of whom you share your success with. Envy and jealousy run deep with these snakes out here. Success often reveals who your true friends are. The more successful you become, the more a snake reveal their true colors. You know why? They are not healthy for you. They are only around to seek information regarding the activity in your life, and back stab you. They’ll even attempt to research you on the internet. Snakes, pretend to be your friend.
You see, I’m trying to paint a picture for you as a stern warning. Everyone is NOT on your side. However, I insist there are good and sincere people in this world. Although, the insincere drown in their misery, and they often look to feed off any pain your experiencing. Don’t question yourself. You just might not “fit” into their current dialogue of people. Please, be careful whom you call your friends. Family members can also be your worst enemy, so you have to be selective of whom you trust. That part hurts enormously because families share the same blood. Be humble, pick and choose your battles wisely. After a while, when you stop discussing your business, the snakes will start inquiring information with others about you. They will go to everyone but you. But that’s the process of learning from your mistakes. Everything is a process, and moving on from the exposed snake is indeed a process. And while the process of learning can be costly, the result will be one you’ll be comfortable with- in the long run.