When our primary reason to pursue any relationship is—to glorify God—we will NOT be disappointed! We pursue relationships—business, political, love, friendship, etc., mostly to meet our needs. We’re willing to make crazy sacrifices—pay thousands of dollars, travel hundreds of miles, continually re-arrange our schedule, and drop everything to accommodate the relationship.

But, does ANY human relationship EVER really satisfy us?

Even IF we are successful in establishing the relationship, we WILL be disappointed in the end—IF our primary purpose for desiring the relationship is our own self-satisfaction.

No human can satisfy our need for God.

Have you considered developing a relationship someone without ANY expectation of reciprocity? Could you befriend someone in the business world for an eternal purpose? Could you love your neighbor without wanting anything from them? When we learn to develop friendships without any expectation except to glorify God and draw them to Him, we find our most excellent purpose. We were not created for the low purpose of selfish living; we were created for the high purpose of glorifying God. You wouldn’t drive your vehicle in 15 feet of water…it functions best when driving on smooth pavement. Selfishness swamps us in the mire; living for God’s glory frees us to cruise like we’re on I-44 with the wind blowing through our hair.

Instead of spending thousands of dollars and sacrificing hundreds of hours on the pursuit of reciprocity from another HUMAN, we should pursue a relationship with GOD with our whole heart. He is capable of giving us more than we can EVER give Him! When we begin to know Him, He changes our motivations towards others. We sacrifice for friendship—to draw them into God’s presence, not because we need anything from them. We are no longer desperate. Why not?

God completely satisfies us.

Of friendship with God, King David wrote: “Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.” (Psalms 103:2-5)

Our relationship with God is the only relationship which completely satisfies us; and all our best relationships are centered in Him.

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