THE TRUTH ABOUT RELATIONSHIPS
PASTOR BARRY DEVINE
Ask yourself, “am I really willing to give, and give my best to my true relationships?” At 15 years old, I wasn’t willing to give what wasn’t earned, but I was willing to fake it for security. Are you faking it for security? Do you give just to get back or so to keep what you have secured?
By: Silk Lyrics
Maya Angelou said, “I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.” Giving empowers the ordinary to become extraordinary, it fuels the passion of purpose and shines on the path of destiny! I know that sounds somewhat deep and maybe even makes no sense at all, but consider this…
When you are searching for identity and haven’t really discovered your greatness, investing in yourself with knowledge introduces you to a place called “better”. It’s a place where you discover the “more in you”. Then when you discover that place, it stimulates you to wonder just what your original intent (purpose) was.
You can’t give what you don’t have, that’s why it is important to invest in yourself. That investment then brings you to a place where, your giving illuminates possibility on a road filled with opportunities.
One writer says,“Three things will last forever – faith, hope and love – and the greatest of these is love.”
Love is natural and is the very essence of who we are, our spirit man. Why, because we were made in the image of God and God is love. If we were made in His image and He is love, then love is our nature, it’s who we are.We are built to love and empowered to give.
Love at times might be damaged, but anything natural, when damaged, will heal itself over time. It might not happen overnight, but love will heal itself. Consider a mother and son where the son might do something really damaging, and make the mother say, “I never want to see you again, don’t ever come in my house”, and she means it, but the love in her, over time shows up, and it repairs the damages.
It’s the same in a relationship where love is damaged… it can be repaired. The person might say,“I don’t feel like I love him/her any more”, I say that’s alright. It’s natural to fall out of love… but it’s also natural that you fall back in love again. Remember, we are love by nature, and anything that’s natural will heal itself over time. Now broken trust on the other hand is a different story.