All relationships go through good and not so good phases. When you recognize that your relationship is in a rough spot, take heart. Great relationships don’t happen by proxy. Realistically speaking, you must consider and be willing to accept disappointment. No one is perfect and yes that includes you! Two people will always have a difference in their expectations. Psychological studies have proven that once we become convinced of an idea, our brain will ignore and discredit any information that contradicts what we believe. In Acts 15:22-31 we learn of a crippling ‘what-we-believe’ disagreement in the early church that nearly caused the church to split in half. However, a thoughtful letter hand delivered by well-respected and humble leaders helped to settle the dispute. The leaders of the early church demonstrated conflict resolution 101! In lieu of bickering and harboring resentment they choose to respect the ones who opposed them, they considered their dispositions (they didn’t just write them off), and they were willing to seek out a long term resolution. God is not a fan of relational chaos! He desires that we all get along peaceably (Romans 12:18) because we enter relationships to build and grow our lives together. Therefore, don’t get caught up in the grind of life’s logistics and remember strong and healthy relationships are built on respect, integrity, and humility which can only happen when all parties are honest and willing to to subordinate with each other. Nothing will ever change until something changes!
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