Ever wonder what the thing is about relationships? Spouses, friends, family, coworkers, relationships can seem so complex at times. As I reread the amazing book The Shack last week, it reinforced what I already know to be true and that’s the simple fact that the most important relationship in our lives is our relationship with God. But what about all these other people in our lives?
I don’t know about you but I had an interesting year when it comes to friendships and relationships in general. Some were tested and some were changed. But, as I reflect I realize, the thing about relationships is this, no earthly relationship will progress beyond our relationship with Christ. Ever.
As our relationship with Christ grows our relationships with the people in our lives will either grow, or they will die. But no matter which happens we ourselves become better, better spouses, siblings, children and friends. You see, Jesus is the door to our fulfillment. When we realize that, nothing that happens within our earthly relationships will have the power to destroy us.
People will hurt us, they will fall below our expectations, but God, He never will. Getting better and being better in our earthly relationships is wrapped up in our relationship with Christ. Jesus is without a doubt my best friend. So the question for me is, how do you become better friends with your best friend? The answer, keep getting to know Him. The more we know, the more we grow. After all if you’re not growing you’re dying.