Those closest to us sometimes need to be positioned a little less close for us to find our clarity. Sometimes the storm comes not for destruction but to clear our paths. My storms seems to have done just that. When my usefulness to others declined they too disappeared.
Some have been false prophets. Others have proved to be wolves in sheep’s clothing. God is awesome in that he lifts the scales from our eyes when we are more receptive to his voice. Sometimes we know we are being used but we ignore the tell tale signs in the hopes we are wrong. The people I thought were my rock!!! Turned out to be the boulders in my way.