Monday, March 1, 2010

Relationship With Yourself...and God

After having a very insightful conversation with my father, I realized that we as a people don't necessarily pay enough attention to God; instead we pay attention to other relationships. Now it's a coincidence that it is Sunday, and while I'm no Bible-quoting kind of girl, it's something on my heart and mind so it can't hurt to blog about it a bit (obviously this isn't the 'Sensuality' part of Sense & Sensuality so I'm giving you a heads up before you continue reading). Now when it comes to relationships, God usually comes into the picture when a person prays for a good man or woman to come into his/her life. While that's all well and good, it doesn't do any good if you don't have a relationship with God. That's like asking someone you barely know for a big favor and then you leave them hanging after.
Honestly, having your own relationship with God isn't a bad thing and in my opinion, doesn't require weekly church attendance (although I'm sure God would appreciate it). I think one of the best parts of having a relationship with God is that you find out who you really are: your fears, your strengths, your weaknesses, who in your life means you well, etc. Of course, what comes with this newfound knowledge is doing something about it! For example, you come to the realization that you're a major grudge holder, a trait that is not God-like, then maybe you should take steps to change that. Maybe you've hurt a lot of people in the past by being selfish. The only way you can truly evolve as a person is by having that relationship with the man upstairs. Like a serious relationship with another human being, it is not a one-time thing; it takes work! You may achieve a level of understanding at one point in your life and be fine for a while, but before you know it, there's something else that tests you and you have a new set of struggles within yourself to overcome.
It's not easy, and no one said it was, but it's worth trying to understand. For once, take a step back and think about God as your lifelong guide. He may not reveal everything to you all at once, but that's the point of gotta through it in order for it to be revealed to you.

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