I Corinthians 16:13 (NLT) Be on guard. Stand firm in the faith. Be courageous.[c] Be strong. 14 And do everything with love.
Almost every person has at least one-a person you love, but also deeply resent or hate. It could be a parent, spouse, sibling, boss, a rebellious child, neighbor, friend or even God. Who is that person for you?
Living in a love-hate relationship isn’t easy. It requires some very complicated and refined coping skills. The problem, however, is that too many people go on, day after day, merely coping with the situation. Either they’re unaware that they can do more than cope, or they are unwilling to do what is necessary to move forward constructively.
Those resigned to merely cope with the situation are not happy people. Whether they stay in the relationship or leave, they render themselves powerless to change. They lose faith in the power of God to change the situation. They give up on prayer as a means to facilitate change.
Point to ponder- But our challenge goes beyond prayer. The beginning of a solution rests in your decisions-your decision to do something-to take action. Set boundaries, and move forward by taking actionable steps: See a counselor. Join a group. Confront in love, and God will do the rest!
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