People are everywhere. The world is full of them! And I'm not just talking about outside your house in the "real world." No, they can find you when you're hiding in your closet trying to be alone. They'll ask you questions through the bathroom door. They'll send you texts and emails all day long. You can't escape unless you ditch social media and escape to the moon. (and they might find you there too!)
So what to do with them? How can we have relationships that really matter? What does a godly relationship even look like?
We've barely scratched the surface of the second greatest commandment: Love your neighbor as yourself. This topic of love and relationships seems endless. It includes family, friends, neighbors, strangers, and all the billions of people on earth. It includes arguments, offences, harsh words, unkindness, forgiveness, patience, and love. Even the Bible says that,
"On these two commandments (love the Lord your God and love your neighbor) hang all the Law and the Prophets." - Matthew 22:40
So far we've taken a tiny step into this endless frontier. There's so much more we could add, and I hope to get to that in future posts. But now I want to hear from you.
It might be a waste of time for you to read posts on topics you don't struggle with. (I say "might" because God can work in amazing, unexpected ways!) I want to talk together before we go forward.
Here's some things to think about together:
Relationships. What are your greatest strengths and struggles? Is it hard to have meaningful relationships with parents, siblings, friends, or someone else?
Are there underlying attitudes that we should address before moving on to other human relationships? Perhaps pride, being argumentative, judging others, un-forgiveness, or selfish thoughts?
How have you been seeking God and striving to love and encourage others more? How can you continue to take steps towards that? How can we, as fellow Believers, be praying and encouraging you?
It's your turn, dear reader. =)