some seasons of my life are much more difficult than others. there are times and seasons where it seems as if i am working hard and making very little progress, where i am trying my best but it still seems stagnate. and there are times when life seems so easy and enjoyable. why is that? i could be dealing with the same issue with the same person many times over and sometimes i feel as if i am going to pull my hair out and other times i respond with such grace, i even surprise myself.
relationships seem to be the hardest issues that we all deal with. but, they should be the most rewarding parts of our lives. relationships cost the investment of each of our own lives in order to find the rewarding aspect to it. it is not something you can half step your way through. we truly must be willing to pay the price for the relationship to endure and sometimes that just seems so hard to do.
life is made up of many different kinds of relationships. first and most important is our relationship with God. then there are marriage relationships, parent/child relationships, and friendships. all of these relationships cost an investment in order to maintain them. that cost can sometimes seem to be too hard. when that happens, the investment is withdrawn by one person or another and the relationship falters or comes to an end. there is nothing greater in this world than the life of person. so, the investment that we make in developing relationships always has a good return because in them is the only place where true value lies. but, if that is not understood then other things can be placed in a higher valued position and the relationship could be left to shrivel and die.
whether or not life seems easy or hard in seemingly difficult circumstances in my relationships depends on whether i am trying to mange my relationships on my own or depending upon God to manage them for me. when i am leaning and depending on the joy of my own relationship with God and letting Him empower me with Himself and His investment and commitment to me, then every other relationship in my life is just as easy and enjoyable as the one i have with Him because His grace empowers me to handle every person i have been connected with in a fragile and valuable way.
all relationships are worth the value of the persons involved in it! all people are worth the investment of the Life of Jesus Christ who gave Himself up for us to live in a relationship with the Father. we were His best investment ever!
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