To Keep a Healthy Relationship, Prioritize Love Over Ego

To Keep a Healthy Relationship, Prioritize Love Over Ego
Devotion by Pastor Alexander Redd
January 7, 2024

"Be humble, gentle, patient, and bear with one another in love." (Ephesians 4:2).

We often experience relationships that bring joy, laughter, and sometimes tears. But before thinking about ending a relationship, it's important to pause and think about the journey you've shared with that person.

Please take a moment to remember the first time you met them. Think about the excitement and happiness they brought into your life. Recall the moments when you could talk without getting bored. Those were the times when their presence made you feel complete.

Relive the sacrifices, laughter, tears, and happiness you've shared. Think about the precious memories that have become part of your relationship. Let yourself smile as you remember those beautiful moments.

During this reflection, ask yourself: Do you want this relationship to end? Is the bond you share with this person worthless? Step back and consider if you're sure about letting go of this person.

Remember, it's easy to give up when faced with challenges. But it takes courage to have open and honest conversations and to work through difficulties together. Investing in someone requires effort; letting it slip away would be shameful.

So, I encourage you not to give up just yet. Don't let your ego cause the end of a beautiful relationship. Instead, find the strength to have those tough conversations and work towards finding solutions together. Remember that true love and connection are worth endurance.

In times of doubt, seek wisdom from the Scriptures. Proverbs 24:16 says, "Even if the righteous fall seven times, they rise again." May the Spirit of this verse encourage you to persevere and not give up. Instead, be patient to reflect on the issues.

Ephesians 4:2 says, "Be humble, gentle, patient, and bear with one another in love." Patience and understanding are virtues that keep your relationship afloat.

1 Corinthians 13:7 says love "always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres." Let this verse guide you during challenges in your relationship, teaching you the enduring power of love.

So, listen, my friend, I encourage you to hold on a little longer. Invest time and effort to repair and strengthen your relationship. Remember the beauty it holds and the potential for growth and happiness. Don't let your ego or the temptation to give up steal away a beautiful connection. Instead, choose courage, patience, and perseverance.

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