Let me share with you something that will hit home for all people that feel that they are in bondage to other people: They can't help you!!! Why? Every person of the world is out for self. They are looking out for them and them only. They will put down your very being to make themselves feel good! (how selfish is that??)
You will notice, on most social and business networks, 85% of them are promoting their businesses and what it can offer you. They are not trying to find ways to help you grow in the capacity of where you are NOW, they are trying to get YOU to help THEM grow in the capacity THEY are NOW! Look at all of your networks and start eliminating the ones that aren't helping you network effectively.
The other side of this is, the devil is out there to make sure you don't make it (unless he is your god and he's blessing you anyway). Whether it is in business or in life, the devil would rather see you give up and suffocate yourself in your own guilt.
In these last days you can see who is in a right place with the Lord and who isn't. Sometimes, you have to ask the Lord to open your eyes to what is happening so you can make sound decisions about your life...spiritually.
The people of the world are not looking out for your best interest, where people that are walking with the Lord know that is all they can help do; look out for you.
Can a selfish person walk in this scripture: 1 Thessalonians Chapter 2: 5
Never once did we try to win you with flattery, as you well know. And God is our witness that we were not pretending to be your friends just to get your money.
They can't..they don't even know what it means.
A person of the world can't help you because you know that the reward you receive may be given on the other side. The side of heaven..the salvation you chose. They can not help you make it to heaven. Your father in heaven "...let's you rest in green meadows; he leads you beside peaceful streams..." (psalm 23;2 emphasis mine)
Can people give you that?
My most common saying is to look up (at the Lord) and not out (at people) because they do not have a heaven or a hell to place you in. So get out of that bondage to people and trying to satisfy their needs, desires, and material wants because THEY CAN NOT HELP YOU.