Do Your PART!
When you do your part, I will do mine. It is so common for people to say one thing and then do something completely different. There are people who say they want to have a relationship with you, but they never follow through on anything. Every person has a role to play in growing any relationship. Today, thanks to technology, it's easier than ever to build a relationship. If all you have time for is a quick text message, that should suffice for a moment. Sometimes people say they want something, but their words don't match their actions.
At this current moment in time, I have been trying to build a relationship with a few family members. I told myself that 2023 was about building me up as well as connecting stronger with my family. I am trying my best to meet these family members exactly where they are, and I find myself frustrated. You can't tell me that you want a relationship with me, yet you never reach out. You never text or call and for the most part, don't respond to my text messages. After a while I find myself exhausted because I am always putting forth effort. Haggai 1:6 in the clear word bible says... You plant much and harvest little. You have plenty food, but you never get enough to eat. You drink but are always thirsty. You have winter clothes, but you are never warm. You work hard and earn wages, but you might as well be putting money in a bag full of holes. For those of us who grew up in church we know that this scripture is used when talking about giving our offering and how we utilize our funds. But I'm coming to you as someone who puts forth so much effort in building certain relationships and I continue to come up empty with those family members. I truly believe this is why God has blessed me with so many beautiful people who are not blood related but are related to me in spirit.
Scripture says in Galatians 6:7, don't be deceived and think that you can snub God. Whatever a man sows, that's what he will reap. I believe the reason I have so many beautiful relationships outside of my blood family is because of the seeds I have sown to my family. When you continue reading the scripture to verses 9-10 it says, don't lose heart and stop doing good. In time, we will reap the harvest, so DON'T GIVE UP! As we have opportunity, let's help everyone we can... What say you?
Building relationships requires your participation. It doesn't matter whether those relationships are business-related, family-related, romantic, or social media-driven, we all have a role to play. What are you not doing that you can improve on? Maybe you find yourself with a lot of commitments and you think you don't have time. Or like me you forget. My calendar helps me remember so many things. You know that calendar that is built in your cellphone. Ha Ha Ha! I also have wall calendars that I write on! You know what else helps me? The spirit. Anytime a person is placed on my heart, I will reach out and send a text message right then and there. That way I don't forget as I too have a lot of things going on. Those of you who know me personally, you know exactly what I am referring too.
Remember, that change starts with you! If you want something bad enough, like building relationships, you will do what you need to do to work on them. And if you don't, that's your choice too. But you cannot get mad when you grow older and find yourself all alone without anyone to talk too except your pet dog, cat, or bird. The work begins with us!
Sending you love, light and positive vibes,
"Always remember to LIVE life to the fullest, to LAUGH at everything and to LOVE unconditionally!"