Before we can dig into the different relationships we have in our lives, ways to make them flourish, things that can hurt them and etc. We must first tackle a four letter word that is necessary, no matter what relationship we are talking about.
In all relationships time is necessary. There is no way around it, you can’t buy it, can’t trade for it, it’s something that you must be willing to give to grow a relationship.
Time is something that we think we never have enough of, but truly it is one thing that we have in abundance and it is free.
Time doesn’t cost us anything, but when someone asks us for a bit of time, we often act like they’ve asked for our entire life’s savings. God gives us the gift of time, who are we to think that we can’t share it with someone God has placed in our lives?
In order to make a difference in other’s lives, we must be willing to give of ourselves, and that includes giving of our time.
The time that we spend with our husbands, often will be returned to us in ways that speak to our hearts. Whether it be a date night out, a movie night in, coffee and chatting, snuggling at night, etc. Giving our husbands time when other things do need to be done, God will bless us for keeping our husbands in the right place of importance.
The time that we choose to spend playing and having fun with our children is often filled with fun and laughter. The benefit of having a joyous time with our children will be the smile lines God blesses us which will go along perfectly with the memories we’ll have for years to come, and it will show our children just how important they are to us.
There are many more relationships that we will be discussing throughout this series in the future. Each one will be unique and have different needs, but one thing will remain the same. They will all require our time.
Will we be willing to make the time that is necessary to grow each of these relationships? Will be liberal with our time, ensuring that we focus on growing our relationship no matter how little time each day we might have left for ourselves?
I pray that as we begin this series that we will look at how we are using our time and prepare ourselves to rework our schedules so that we can grow the relationships that God has blessed us with.