Welcome Message


RELATE WELL

By Pastor Ayodele Morakinyo

Relationship is key in human life, So paramount that, you become irrelevant if you fail to relate well.

 

In one of the definitions of   relationship, it is defined as a connection between two individuals or more, such as the one that exists between      parent and child, and a romantic one such as husband & wife.

Individuals can also have relationships with groups of people, such as the relation between a Pastor and his congregation, an uncle and a family, or a mayor and a town, a President and his countrymen and much more God and his loving people.

 

There is an intimate relationship in heaven between the Trinity.

If not so there wouldn’t have been a counsel in heaven before human creation. The bible declared in Gen. 1:26 ‘And God said, let us make man in our own image, after our own likeness….

’ The word ‘us and our’ is a collective term. It is a shared responsibility.  They all believed in that statement, they all agreed it will work.

 

As a person and as an individual we are all involved in one form of relationship or the other. The question is, are you relating well?

 

All relationships involve some level of interdependence. People in a relationship tend to influence each other, share their thoughts and feelings, and engage in activities together.

 

Because of this interdependence, anything that changes or impacts one member of the relationship will have some level of impact on the other member.

Are you not a snub? Do you consider the feelings of others regarding your actions? People talk of having close relationships with each other because they can intimate and share feelings and thoughts.

 

They have confidence and can easily rely on each other. What does close relationships offer those who have one? It offers emotional wellbeing, a kind of connection that lasts a lifespan. If you have had one you’ll know.  Maybe a Brother, Sister, Uncle, dad, Mum or a Friend. The bonding is so strong that distance and time cannot severe it.

 

A friend once told me, whether true or false, it made sense that the word fellowship was coined in Jesus’ time. As at that time, he always preached to his disciples mostly on a ship. The disciples were fellow countrymen. So their coming together on the boat was regarded as fellowship. The meaning of the word’ fellowship’ however, supports this as the word was defined as ‘the association of people having similar taste’. In your existing relationship I hope you do have the same agenda with your partner(s) and that yours is not contrary?

 

A fellow in a ship who has a contrary idea to others will definitely rock the boat and make it capsize. Can you be a fellow? Can the secret things of the union be entrusted to you.

 

Don’t be a Judas. Don’t go out fellowshipping secretly with others at the expense of those that trusts you.

 

In a true relationship, acceptance, giving and reaching out all the time is the essence of the coming together. Being a good Husband, a good Wife, a reliable Brother, a trustworthy Sister, an intimate friend, an understanding Uncle, a life partner or something similar.

 

You must be able to accept people for what they are and not just been with them for the purpose of what you can gain from them or just to use them for a while and then move on when it suits you.

 

You really need to be there when you are needed, willing to offer assistance anytime. Acceptance is paramount in relationships; you need to take people for what they are. It is not in your hands to change people to conform to your style. You can influence them; you can impart them and rub on them.

 

The bible links Love with giving in John 3:16.  “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son”. What are you willing to give? There was a passage in the bible that tells us what ended the barrenness in the life of Abraham and Sarah Genesis 18.

 

It started with Abraham sitting in his tent one good afternoon and saw three men in the heat of the day and he bid them to take a rest from the sun.

For them to have some water, to wash their feet and fetch a morsel of bread to comfort their hearts before they moved on.

 

He reached out to them with a good heart. Not knowing that  he was hosting the Lord.

 

They yielded to the offer and they fellowshipped on that note as they asked for his wife Sarah.

His generosity towards them provoked them to bless his family. Gen 18:10 “And he said, I will certainly return unto thee according to the time of life; and lo, Sarah thy wife will have a son… What a blessing?

 

They have been longing for this blessing for many years. It did not end there. The reaching out provoked the Lord and he said again in verse 17 on the same chapter “Shall I hide from Abraham that which I do. He further revealed to him the purpose of his visitation on earth.

 

I encourage you to start from now to relate well with people. You really cannot tell who will bless you or give an answer to your questions; who will point you in the right direction; who will not forget a token of goodness and go miles in making sure you are paid back in good time.

 

Please relate well for God cherishes our togetherliness and seeks to be in our midst when we create the right atmosphere.

 

Let your moderation be known to all men. The Lord is at hand.

 

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Pastor Ayodele Morakinyo

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