Relationships Can Be Difficult
We each have a delicate responsibility to foster loving relationships with others, but what if your heart is offended or you find yourself thinking the worst? How are you able to cultivate a deeper bond when you are hurt?
For this very reason, relationships can sometimes be difficult to keep unified because of our natural tendency to seek retaliation instead of reconciliation. If we allow them, our hurts can create a chasm between the closest of family members and the best of friends. As believers we are called to a different level of how we are to behave within committed relationships and pray for those we love.
Friendships Aren’t Easy For Me
I am susceptible to negative thinking.
When I’m hurt, I’m like a stick in the mud.
I have a tendency to build walls instead of break down barriers.
I bottle up my emotions.
After reading Leslie Newman’s post called “6 Powerful Verses to Pray over Your Relationships” a spark was lit and a flame ignited to bring my relationships before God more than ever before through lifting them up in prayer. I began scribbling verses about how I can be better with the relationships that God has so divinely orchestrated. The scriptures she chose were so God appointed that praying them convinced me that I fell short in many areas and needed guidance. I need help from Him to be a better friend to others.
I urge you to read my featured post this week from Journey To Imperfect to reignite your heart toward deeper relationships and unity in Spirit.
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