I love myself.
To some extent everyone loves themselves. They feed themselves. They put themselves to sleep. They make sure they’re not cold, hurt, etc.
But relationships aren’t built on loving yourself. I’ve noticed this in my day to day life. When I feel sorry for myself and hide in a hole by myself people ignore me. Who wants to be around a sorry slob who hides under their earbuds and cares about themselves? I get that some people will bridge that gap and sacrifice themselves to talk to people like this. Are you the one reaching out or being reached out to?
In a healthy relationship there’s going to be give and take. One person will pray, love, and help the other when they hurt. And the other way around. I.E. Ephesians 5:33 “Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.”
And you know what, life’s never going to be perfectly fair. Sometimes you’re going to have to give more. Christ came down to this earth and gave everything up for us, who will never be able to give him as much as he gave us.
Are you willing to give it all for Christ and others?
Tomorrow: Online Communication
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