November 21, 2023
A relationship problem? Take action!
"To whom much is given, from him much will be required." Lk 12:48 NKJV
One author writes: "It took me half my life to discover the great power of choices and chances. Good relationships are God's gift to you; what you do with them is your response to Him. Too often we drape our passivity, or lack of courage, or disregard for our relationships in the frayed tapestry of fate.
We weave excuses and give alibis to our guilty hearts, which failed to alter circumstances.
We then dismiss our responsibility like a cheap attempt at religious absolution, living in denial that things could have been better in our relationships had we taken action sooner.
The worst part of it is that many foolishly charge God and hold Him liable for relationships they themselves could have changed.
God's grace gives us opportunities, each relationship being a gift to be unwrapped and enjoyed. We must seize each precious moment as an adventure. If we are aware of the potential of each relationship, our hearts will be penetrated by the urgency to make each encounter the very best.
You had a chance not to marry [him or] her, or to make that call, or to be the first to apologize, or to embrace your heart's desire. The choices are yours. So, you must say every day, 'I'll take my chances, activate my choices, go through my changes, and make my decisions! And when the day is done, you will say to yourself, 'It was my life and my relationships, and I am responsible for both.'" Jesus said, "For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required."
Do you have a relationship problem? Take action!