How to maintain Good relationship

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TOPIC: KEYS TO MAINTAINING STRATEGIC RELATIONSHIPS(PART 4)

Scripture: 1 John 4: 12. No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.

Beloved I welcome you to another Moment of Daily Encounter!

As we bring the theme; MAN THE MOST IMPORTANT ENTITY to conclusions, we shall be looking at the concluding session on the matter of maintaining relationships.

What are the keys to maintaining relationships as discussed so far?

1. Honour
2. Tolerance
3. Avoiding offence
4. Practicing advance forgiveness
5. Active communication
6. Avoiding envy and competitive jealousy

7. The practice of genuine love: Love, if it is genuine has capacity to keep relationships. Many relationships have been aborted because of the absence of love. Human beings feel at home anywhere they are loved and valued.

Once the signal of “I’m not accepted here” is perceived, people tends to run away quickly from the relationship! Therefore, to maintain strategic relationships, one must walk in genuine love.

What does genuine love imply?

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1. Genuine love means sacrifice: According to Merriam Webster Dictionary; Sacrifice is the act of giving up something that you want to keep especially in order to get or do something else or to help someone

So, when you give up your time or resources, you are making a sacrifice! You must be able to sacrifice a little bit just to let the other person know you genuinely love him or her.

However, there are those who don’t want to sacrifice, yet they want to maintain relationships! It doesn’t work like that! If you must keep or maintain relationships, there must be a little sacrifice from your end.

Our heavenly Father shows us an example of this:.

John 3: 16. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Observe here that, the proof that God loves us is giving! So also the proof that anyone genuinely loves you is the willingness to give and that speaks of sacrifice! If you are not willing to give anything, your love is questionable.

Beloved, for those your cherished relationships be willing to sacrifice! Be willing to part with something! Don’t be a parasite in that relationship, rather be an active contributor to the relationship!

Think of what you can do to help the other person. Do you know that if someone is your destiny helper, it does not mean you should not give the person anything?

If you don’t have money, you can invest your time in praying for the person, at least something is leaving you to service the other person on constant basis.

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Beloved, let charity begin at home, buy a gift for your spouse if you are married. And if you are not married but in a serious relationship, do same.

Extend it to your pastor, your colleagues and business partners. Do same for your boss and your parents. By all means show love by showing appreciation to that person that has been a contributor to your life.

Let it be known that you appreciate their place in your life and the role they have played so far in your life. By so doing you will be speaking the language of the Bible;

1 John 4: 12. No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.

2. Genuine love also means refusal to speak evil of the other person’s;

1 Peter 2: 1. Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings,

There is no one who is willing to remain in any relationship where they speak evil of him/her. So we are admonished never to speak evil, rather we are to walk in love.

Titus 3: 2. To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men.

In conclusion of the theme of the month, man is the most important entity amongst God’s creatures and there are wonderful treasures deposited in man! If we can master the art of relationships we can enjoy this beautiful treasures in man. Choose today to walk in love.

Assignment : Look for someone to show love to today especially one that has connection or relationship with you, either general, seasonal or destiny relationship.

Remember this: Heaven is real and hell is real. Don’t gamble with your eternal soul! Give your heart to Jesus today.

Prayer points:
– Father thank you for your word to me today.
– Father help me to walk in love living a sacrificial life and shun all manners of evil speaking in Jesus name.

Prophetic Declaration;
– I speak restoration of every destiny helpers that you have lost in the name of Jesus.
– You are moving from glory to God as you will be meeting with your sent man this season in the name of Jesus.

From your brother Alex
God bless you.

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