Today, I had the opportunity to talk to my brother-in-law about a whole lot of things. He shared with me many challenges and issues that of been going on in his life, that I definitely will not make mention of in this post. We talked for several hours, which for me at times can be very challenging. Why? I am a part of a group of people that have unusual challenges when it comes to the crowds, group settings, and other social events. I am an extroverted introvert.
There are many articles about people like me. Nevertheless, the main idea about my level of condition is I function best in intimate settings. My main objective in life is not necessarily to obtain great wealth, possessions, or even notoriety. (My publisher will probably kill me for that last line. LOL) My main objective is to create relationships with people.
For me, relationships that possess great value bring a serious level of life and energy to my existence. Over the past several days, I have been reflecting on the thought of why relationships are so important to me. My conversation with my brother-in-law unveiled why relationships are so important.
Having relationships provide the opportunity for individuals to give and to gain from being in one another’s presence. We don’t always seek out people for the purposes of meeting our desires. However, whenever you engage with an individual or allow that person into your intimate space, you are suggesting that this individual is important enough to engage in dialogue and conversation about the deepest places of the heart.
After reading this, you may say this is nothing more than the ramblings of an individual who can’t go to sleep. Part of that maybe true. Nevertheless, I challenge you to consider for a moment the following concepts.
- Who is worthy of your time?
- Do those people enhance your existence?
- Is it possible that you might need a different circle?
- Relationships must always build up and create life for all involved!
When I consider everything that I’ve done in life, and the people who have been a part of the journey, I must be honest in saying the only people that yet remain are those that have decided to engage in a real relationship building. I have discovered about myself that I can no longer engage people or allow people to invade my space with negativity and lack of progression.
So what are you saying?
I’m saying that in order for me to have the best and most important relationships of my life to date, I must engage with those that are willing and desire the same objective. I submit to you, consider the people you’re around. Consider their motives. Consider their direction. Everybody will not make it to the finish line with you. That is by design you know. Why? Because everybody has to want the deep things of the heart and mind. Do not waste energy on those that only want to remain in the same space when they know there is greater.
Beloved, engage as I have and do a heart check. If your heart doesn’t beat in the presence of your circle, ask God to resurrect your life today. Get your heartbeat back!