Maintain good relationships
I Corinthians 13 vs 4, 7 “LOVE suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.”
Have you ever been in a relationship with a friend or relative that has become so strained that you do not know what to do to repair it? The thought of relating to that person brings about so much pain. You dread interaction with that person to the point where you actually avoid them.
I have observed how most people relate, you can tell just from their body language that these people are just trying to get through the moment, it’s a forced interaction. Nothing can be more stressful than a relationship that you value and treasure that has gone bad.
Many people can cope with almost anything but the prospect of a broken relationship that cannot be fixed can be debilitating. Many a home is made up of people who are at strife, homes have become war zones, the place you are supposed to seek and find refuge becomes a place that brings pain and sorrow.
Is it necessary to go through some of the things we go through? Can broken relationships be mended? Can people change? These are questions we ask constantly. It doesn’t take much to attack the core of a relationship, but it takes grace and considerable effort to keep a relationship intact. To maintain good relationships, you have to continuously invest time and effort in them.
Most of us take the easy way out, which is to just let things fall apart while we watch and not say anything. Every single one of us deals with issues differently but there is nothing more detrimental than keeping things bottled up until they reach boiling point.
It may not always be easy to confront or engage people but if the relationship is important to you, you have a duty to nurture it, grow it, tend to it and ensure that you fertilise it when necesarry.You have to treat the people that matter to you the way you would treat a plant, with love and care. At some point people will hurt you and relationships will be strained, that’s the nature of life, but we have to find ways to resolve issues.
The fact that the Lord placed that person in your life means he or she is there for a reason, you may not quite comprehend it because of your feelings during times of conflict but there is a reason for their presence in your life.
Are there relationships that you value that are troubling you, relationships that you want to keep but you are not sure how to go about it? You may have prayed and prayed but no answer seems to be forthcoming, you may be at the end of yourself.
Do not stop praying, continue to take it to the Lord in prayer. Never doubt His ability to change the hearts of men, He has done it before and at the right time, He will do the same for you. As He does that for you, reflect on all the lessons you have learnt and how they can help you nurture your relationships and avoid making the same mistakes again. Things will work out. Be blessed For More Info: Visit our website: www.thefig-tree.org Email us on firstname.lastname@example.org Catch us on StarFM, Monday to Friday at 0620hours.