Let’s face it, life is all about relationships.From the moment we are born we enter into relationships. There is a relationship between the parents and the baby, between the baby and the doctor. As the child grows up, he/she enters a relationship with his sibling. The child goes to school and enters a relationship with teachers and classmates, and all through life relationships happen. The challenge is about building a ridiculously rewarding relationship.

I know what you are thinking, some relationships can be more harm than good. And yes, it is better to be alone than to be in the wrong company . But read what the bible says in  Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 (KJV) :

Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour.

10 For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up.

11 Again, if two lie together, then they have heat: but how can one be warm alone?

12 And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.

The big question however is, “How can I identify and build rewarding relationship?” my suggestion is this – BE YOURSELF !

A lot of people suppress who they are because of who they want to enter a relationship with. You find a lot of guys that would be great football commentators turning their backs on the round leather just to get the lady. They show up as sophisticated, all prim and proper, but if it isn’t who they are, the real them begin to show up.  You also find some ladies doing ‘social polishing’ and  they get the guy but the relationship stands on one leg because because you can be someone else just  for so long.

In every area of life, it is always best to let people know who you are and what you stand for. Let’s be real, in the end , who you are will always float to the surface.

I hear you ask, “Isn’t it best to put your best foot forward?” Yes, I totally agree with you. It is always best to put your best foot forward, however, the big question is , “which foot is your best foot?” God says his strength is made perfect in our weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9). This means that the area you call a weakness was placed there by God to be a medium to show his strength.

When you have this knowledge at the back of your mind you won’t think of your weakness as a deficiency but rather as an opportunity for God to show himself.

So, in a nutshell, The key to building a ridiculously rewarding relationship (regardless of whether it is a platonic or romantic relationship ) is to first understand who you are. Note that you were made perfect and in the image of God. So this implies that anybody entering into a relationship with you is actually  entering into a relationship with a god.  Be yourself, if a person is not right for you at the start, the person won’t be right for you later in life. Don’t lose yourself because you want to  get someone into your life.  Be honest and don’t take people for granted. Respect them and respect will come back to you. Above all, let God be involved in your relationship.

If you take note of these points, you are guaranteed to have a ridiculously rewarding relationship.

 Building a ridiculously rewarding relationship

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