When it comes to personal relationships, it’s easy to allow our feelings—instead of God’s Spirit—to be the basis for forming or keeping them. Are our feelings—ever really  a good enough reason to replace the leading of God’s Spirit? Our feelings are the most shallow part of who we are, aren’t they? Yet, how many times have we said, “I just can’t do this anymore,” or “this situation isn’t healthy for me” without considering what God would have us to do in the relationship? While there may be relationships we ARE supposed to abandon; God’s Spirit, rather than our emotions–should be the controlling factor.

Let me be clear, this doesn’t mean we continually to subject ourselves to an abuser. But, when we’re close to God, we know when to stick around and love through the pain, or—when to abandon ship. God knows the heart of every human, and His Spirit should be our guide—not our feelings. 

This is especially difficult when we’re in a relationship with someone really immature—who hurts us over and over again. However, our vulnerability can be the perfect opportunity to experience God’s strength and love. During the pain, we can call out to God. Why? Because HE understands. He has been hurt over and over again—not just by us, but also the entire human race. He hasn’t given up on us, so we don’t have to give up on others!

When our most earnest desire is to know God, then our soul becomes “rooted and grounded in love,” and we have the most solid basis for relationships. Paul the Apostle prayed for the Christians at Ephesus: “that [God] would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height—to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.” (Ephesians‬ ‭3:16-19‬)

When we are “filled with the fullness of God,” HE becomes the strong basis for all our relationships.

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