Have you ever met someone that is so smart or opinionated you can’t get close to them?
Someone so brilliant or so set in THEIR way that not even God is allowed into their world?
I have a personal theory as to why some people cannot stay in a long term relationship.
It might be that selfishness is in the way of allowing others to be included… (Ya think?)
If we have no room for God in our lives, we most likely at some point will not allow anyone else in our lives either.
Here is a diagram that I drew on a napkin for someone once to help explain how every relationship we have here on earth has to be a “relationship triangle” or it won’t work. This applies to every relationship; husband & wife, boyfriend & girlfriend, parent & child, brother & sister, etc. No matter how hard you try to get close to each other, you will never get closer than the opposite sides of the wall that divides you. The only way to get truly close to each other is if each person in the relationship is focusing on their personal relationship with God. As you both grow closer to God, you will both grow closer to each other.
The closer each person is to God, the closer they get to each other.
The further away each person is from God the further away they get from each other.
God has a way of ridding us of selfishness and therefore we become more compassionate of the differences in the people we have in our lives.
A real smart guy said it this way. “My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.” –
- “Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.”
- “I want to know God’s thoughts; the rest are details.”
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