DEFINING YOUR RELATIONSHIP IS THE KEY TO AVOIDING HEARTBREAKS
Till tomorrow, "when the purpose of a thing is not known, its abuse is 'gallantly' inevitable".
The relationship that lasts or wins doesn't and will never come with the skin colours, the wealth, age group or societal influence of those involved.
If you would make good friend with a pig you should be ready to get dirty your body more than once. And if with porcupines you should be ready to have marks on you.
According to Ruth1: 1-17 in the Holy Bible, Ruth had a husband who needed to make ends meet. He decided to leave his country with the wife and his two sons, for a place to find greener pasture.
The sons got married after few years in their new place and all were living happily. After a time, the man and the two sons died, leaving the wife with the daughters-in-law, Orpah and Ruth.
Then the woman, Naomi decided to let them go as their reason of being together had been soiled by the demise of the sons. After much talk, Orpah kissed her goodbye but Ruth clung unto her. Ruth was ready to live with her for the rest of her life and that she actually did.
I could find the under listed traits in Ruth and I stand to be corrected!
She was selfless, humble, loving, patient, sacrificial, not judgmental, faithful, honest, trustworthy, unconditionally caring, loyal, supportive, forbearing, a good encourager, transparent, persevering, enduring, sincere, virtuous and a friend in need.
I could also tell she was forgiving.
Any relationship that lacks any of this should be "thermometered". It should be checked!
What traits have you towards that relationship?
Why keep that friendship?
I'm sure You deserve a gift more than a kiss.
Like I always say, "a friend in kiss is a friend to dismiss"
Never think a thousand kiss with ever-warming hug, a seeminly harmless romance or five minutes sex would keep a relationship. If you doubt it, ask Samson and Delilah.
Don't wait until your body-the temple of The Almighty God- is turned into a LUST factory. If that's what you find yourself in, LET HIM OR HER GO NOW!
Keep a relationship solely because of God's love.
Is that fellow in the relationship just for the happy moments, sex, materials, money, and so on? And when the ill comes he or she would be nowhere to be found?
Before your "orpah" leaves with a kiss define the relationship!
And before the end justifies the means, Define that relationship now!
Let He that hath an ear hear what the Spirit is saying.