Relationships In Perspective
Living out healthy and wholesome relationships in our lives requires what might be called “a right” perspective. When we face chronically difficult people and difficult situations we can be overwhelmingly challenged, making life seem impossible. We need help. The amazing thing is that we can have help.
Why is it so challenging? The essence of the ways in which we should relate to God, the work we have to do in our lives, and how we relate to one another, is captured in what is sometimes referred to as “The Law.” It significance is captured in Proverbs 29:18 which says, “Where there is no vision, the people are unrestrained, But happy is he who keeps the law.” (NASB) If you are seeking to be happy in life, this proverb is important. This proverb refers to “The Law,” which provides a greater explanation of the application of “The Ten Commandments.” Upon doing further research, it is based on the word "torah," and is to be instructive... and provide authoritative guidance. We can learn to live without breaking the “spirit of the law,” provided that when we sin, we confess our sin and ask for forgivness. We then can live with an internal harmony inside of us. Because of our tendency to sin and other people who also will sin our relationships with God, the earth and one another will not necessarily be harmonious. The important point to consider is that we will be growing spiritually and our internal spiritual lives will indeed grow to be better.
We soon learn that interpersonal relationships are complicated and perhaps - often, troublesome. As we grow up we learn that that is the nature of life, and maturing involves spiritual growth. Often times it has to do simply with how we talk to each other. This is emphatically illustrated by Proverbs 10:32, which says, “The lips of the righteous bring forth what is acceptable, But the mouth of the wicked, what is perverted.” How we live out our “interpersonal relationships,” whether it be a husband and wife, or a parent and a child, or a brother and sister, or between colaborers, or friends - life can indeed be difficult. Good relationships require a good understanding of how to relate according to some worthwhile standard, not simply one or two proverbs. The standard that I have learned to trust, though it requires devoted study and application, is the Holy Bible. Just so you know, I did not learn this on my own. God in answering a prayer with a miracle, for once and for all captured my attention and trust in Him and His healing helpful Word. My life changed forever, for the better, WOW! He can change your life for the better too, really ! Finding out who to listen to is vital, and can make your life vibrant, provided you are willing to listen, AND change.
It may be that you have trouble, it seems, in being accepted. Perhaps you have trouble accepting others or are confused about how to relate. If you really have that challenge, remember, there is someone who will accept you, and change your life for the better too. It requires a deep convicting heartfelt desire to change. With a deep conviction and realization that you can change, and need to change, you will, after accepting Jesus... Realize this and act according to what the Bible says, and accept Jesus; and with sincere Bible study and good teaching, YOU CAN and will change. It'll take time, you'll have the chance to change in amazing ways, with time, work and that sincere deep heartfelt desire to change. The Bible tells us that God told Moses that He would provide someone to listen to - that was Jesus. This is A gain, as it says in the Bible... Jesus said when tempted by the devil that ’It is written: ’Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’