This evening, I want to talk about relationships. Truth is, I don’t even know if what I’m typing here will ever be seen by the public eye, but I’m just going to roll with it and see where the Lord takes me.
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.-Matthew 6:33
I am a single woman. I have always been a single woman. I’ve never been in any type of romantic relationship, so what I’m about to say is coming from a rather unusual perspective. And although I don’t have experience in the area of romance, much like everyone else, I’ve had plenty of other types of relationships in different seasons of my life. Some good, some not so good, and others better than I ever expected them to be.
With everything I’ve learned in my twenty years of life on God’s earth (and with the simple common sense that he has blessed me with), I’ve come to realize that things are much different than the way they were in all of the disney princess movies I grew up watching. The real world is rough and scary in some cases, and most of the time, things don’t go the way we want them to. We can’t simply wave a magic wand and have all of our dreams come true. Especially when it comes to relationships.
Another thing I have learned, is when we’re in a serious, good relationship with someone, whether it’s romantic, platonic, or it’s a family situation, we want our connection with that person to grow and prosper in every way possible. Ways we might do that is get to know them, spend time with them, share our thoughts and feelings honestly with them, invite them into our homes and allow our families to get to know them… We want them in our lives more and more as the days pass.
If we are truly desiring to grow in whatever area of life it may be with this person, we would never ignore them. We would never go about our day as if they weren’t there. We wouldn’t avoid talking to them and we wouldn’t skip out on spending time with them because we’ve got better things going on. We wouldn’t be distracted with other things or other people. We wouldn’t be on our phones, scrolling through social media, while they’re sitting beside us, trying to have a conversation. And we wouldn’t do so with the intention to apologize later and just expect them to forgive us. We wouldn’t do any of these things. We wouldn’t do anything to drive a wedge between us and this special person because we cherish them. And we cherish their friendship and the time that we get to spend with them. We would never treat a friend this way. Not if our heart’s in the right place.
So then my question is, why are we so easy to do these things to God?
I’m speaking to myself as well when I say, friends, our relationship with God is far more important than any earthly relationship or friendship that we could develop down here. And if we’re all claiming to be such devout Christians, why do we fall into these traps set by the devil himself?
It’s so easy to not realize when we are in them, because sometimes, these things are sugar-coated. Sometimes–most of the time–it’s starts with something extremely small and gradually turns into something we never could have seen coming. Because, chances are, it looked like a casual, simple thing at first. What started as a small spark somehow turned into a raging wildfire that we not only cannot control, but are responsible for.
I know we’re all human. I know we all make mistakes. But in a world full of so much evil, especially in today’s time, this is something I know that I need to be taking more seriously. Something that I desperately need to be praying about, and I will be.
And I will also be praying for each and every one of you that read this, because you are precious and special in God’s eyes, and each one of you has a purpose on this earth. I pray that you not only fulfill that purpose, but that you allow God to lead you every step of the way.
Thank you for reading.
Jesus loves you.