Relationships are nothing more than interdependent people bonding and banding together to encourage one another to be their very best.
We were not made to live alone. We were made to live at peace with ourselves so we could then live in peace with others.
The great writer Pearl Buck put it this way: “The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.”
Are you committed to a life of continual counseling, growth, and education?
That is, to a life of consistently receiving truth, of renewing your mind?
From what sources do you receive your counseling?
Are you reading books by authors who speak wisdom?
Are you listening to music and watching movies that have redemptive and edifying themes?
Are you involved in a small group or community of people that can offer you support, guidance, and encouragement, and in which you give back that which you have been given?
Are you asking God for wisdom about life on a regular basis?
He says if you will ask, He will provide (see James 1:5-8).
People who seek to fulfill their highest purpose in life are those who build and keep winning relationships.
There’s no better way to do that for a lifetime than to live by the Golden Rule: do unto others as you would have others do to you.
I like to paraphrase that truth this way: you can have everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people to get what they want.
We don’t help others in order to be blessed ourselves. But it rarely happens that we don’t get blessed in the process.
It is God’s law of the harvest: we reap what we sow.
… Invest in people and you will be investing in the “better than good” life. And the returns will be greater than you can imagine.