October 19, 2013

There is only one God.


There is something you need to know as you start out building relationships with other people, and we have talked about it before: they will hurt you. It comes down to this, no matter how much you love a person and they love you, no matter how sacrificial you both live towards each other, no matter how hard you both work to understand where the other person is coming from, there will come a time when your heart will be broke, you will grow angry, and your fear will set in at this point. It is precisely at this point I want you to remember something very important and very powerful:

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Keeping this is in your mind will help you deal with the relationships we have with people, because you are relying on the One who will never let you down.

God is amazing, love, awesome, everything, and He created us for relationship with each other. As we work through those relationships we have to remember this to keep everything balanced.

If we set a person up on a high place we will eventually see them fall.
If we live completely sacrificially for another person, we will eventually feel taken for granted.
If we serve with the expectations that another will serve as well, we will be disappointed.
If we confess to the wrong person, our heart will be in the wrong hands.

We can’t trust everyone as if they are God, because they aren’t. We have to learn who we can trust and to what degree. Each relationship is its own unique creation and as we learn to know people, live with people, and love people we have to do so with the knowledge that they are not God and they should not be set in God’s place in our heart and life.

As we build relationships with people do not think there is someone with whom you don’t have to worry about boundaries. For your sanity and theirs, and the sake of the relationship, boundaries are important in every relationship on this earth.
 
 
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4 comments:

  1. Good reminder! I needed to read that today!

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  2. This is such an important thing to learn in life - that people will disappoint you. Because we are not prefect. Even with the best of intentions, we hurt each other. Only God is truly trustworthy and constant. Good reminder.

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    1. Thank you! And yes, something we all need to remember. Some days it is so hard.

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