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Relationships Are Designed To Help Us Grow

One of the most important things to God is relationships. The relationship we have with Him, ourselves and others. They are design to teach us how to love and to help us grow.

But because we are self-centered by nature we believe they suppose to make us happy and whole. Relationships are about serving others not being served. If we don't learn to have a loving and healthy relationship with ourselves our other relationships will suffer.

I'm a selfish person on any given day. I say this because it has cause problems in all my relationships. At work, with my children and of course with my wife.

At work I'm capable of believing that I'm the owner of the company. I forgotten how desperately I needed a job. Now working, I find myself becoming irritated if I'm scheduled on one of my days off.

During my interview they asked me would I have a problem with it because it's one of the requirements and I told them I would be more than willing to work on my days off. I have to remember where I come from or I can easily begin to take it personal and develop a negative attitude at work.

The top articles on Street Articles is about how to get your ex back or make your ex jealous. This tell me that there's a lot of people who's looking for fulfillment from people only God can give them. It also tell me that if they want their ex back so bad they must have low self-esteem and low self-worth. I know because I was once that person.

When I first started dating my wife Nicole I though she was my problem. She would easily get on my nerves with her nagging and her not cooking and cleaning as often as I would like. But the stronger my relationship with God grew the more He began to show me I had the same problems in my previous marriage. He taught me it wasn't Nicole that was the problem it was the relationship I had with myself.

God taught me how to let people be who they are and stop trying to control them to make myself feel secure. It's the best thing I could have done for God, myself and my family.

Every relationship I have changed because of it. At work I'm more assertive and willing and my job don't define me. At home I'm more patience and compassionate with my wife and children becoming the leader of our home the way God designed it. The more I love my wife I see a change in our children. My relationship with God have help my whole family grow and He can do the same for you. God is Good! Copyright number 8CDT-5GWM-D8QE-TVEH


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Thanks Brian! That was the scripture I had in mind when I wrote it. I also love the scripture when He talks about denying yourself. i'm learning to get out of God's way. Brain relationships isn't our problem, it's our perspective and expectations of them that causes us pain. Thanks for commenting too!

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  about 6 years ago

Great article Vernon! You said, "Relationships are about serving others, not being served." Powerful point. Even our Lord said that He came to earth to serve, not to be served. He's the example of a great relationship and love. Thanks for reminding us of that.

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  about 6 years ago
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