Soul Ties: Good vs. Evil
A soul tie is defined as a powerful connection or emotional bond between two people. They are formed as a result of relationships with people, but tend to have a bad stigma. When we hear the word soul tie, its normally thought of as something bad or a connection based solely off of a emotional or sexual interaction. This is not true in all cases. Believe it or not, there are good soul ties as well.
A great example of a good soul tie is found in 1 Samuel 18:1-4
“1 When David had finished speaking to Saul, the soul of Jonathan was bonded to the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as himself. 2 Saul took David that day and did not let him return to his father’s house. 3 Then Jonathan made a covenant with David because he loved him as himself. 4 Jonathan stripped himself of the outer robe that he was wearing and gave it to David, with his armor, including his sword, his bow, and his belt.”
Godly soul ties are created by God and allow each person to help push one another; it’s an even exchange and each person cares for the other as they would care for themselves. It also allows vision and purpose to be birthed and carried out. Other examples of Godly soul ties are marriages, friendships, ministry connections etc. Those are all relationships orchestrated by God and are based on love! These relationship ties help us to flourish and grow, they are “give and take” based, not one person doing all the giving and the other, doing all the taking. They push you to greatness and not pull you away from it!
Now on the other hand, there are ungodly soul ties as well and those are one that can pull you away from your purpose. They also come with manipulation and control. These are normally the relationships based on lust and bondage. Also causing a person’s soul to be restless and chaotic. WE can cause turmoil in our own lives, but to be connected to someone that amplifies that is no way to live! Granted, sometimes we get so caught up in things that we don’t realize the effect it may have on us, more so because we are in it and can’t really see it. But if any relationship, be it companion or platonic, is causing more harm than good and you can’t seem to break away, that’s an ungodly soul tie.
I can admit that I’ve been in this place, I thought my love for the person would overshadow the tie. I was willing to change who I was and walk away from the relationship I had because of my tie to someone else! I woke up one day wanting so much more, and decided that I could no longer allow my soul to be held in bondage; I left and never looked back. If I can encourage you with one thing, always remember to protect your peace. Protecting your peace will allow your soul to have rest! Make sure to seek God in all aspects of your relationships and he will reveal to you which ones were sent by HIM!