Proverbs 25:19 "Like a bad tooth or a lame foot is reliance on the unfaithful in times of trouble."
We waste so much time and energy on the unfaithful.
I know as a pastor's wife I have been guilty of seeing the empty pews rather than the faces of those that fill the others!
Why is that so easy to do?
God has really been working on me in this area. This past Sunday we had a fellowship and luncheon after church. Because of this, several of my regulars were not in Sunday school... to be totally honest since all of them also work in the church in different areas, most Sundays someone is missing.
The past 2 weeks though I have seen a one on one breakthrough in my 'small group support environment'. I have left Sunday school actually excited about the raw emotions and interactions that had gone on. So as God does a new thing there, He is also doing a new thing in me. Teaching me to look at the individual and not the group.
I am learning in my life not to rely on those I think will be there for me or worry about those who make empty promises; but to allow Him to slowly build in my life a solid support of true and faithful people.