Is Giving Up An Option?

Have you ever tried to have a relationship with someone and you tried and tried and still get no response from them? I would imagine that this must be how God feels with the people He pursues and they don’t respond at all.

Think about this: how does God respond to people who don’t respond to Him? How do we respond to the people who don’t respond to us? If we truly are Christ followers we need to think about these questions because we really should be responding the same way God does. He does not give up, He continues to pursue, sometimes quietly and sometimes He hits you right between the eyes with a 2×4. Now I’m not saying we should go around hitting people with 2×4’s either. We should always respond with love and respect. How have you been responding? I know that I have been getting angry and wanting to grab a couple people and just shake them. But guess what? I can’t do that! You know why? Because I can’t change them, only God is capable of changing them. What I can do is give it to Him daily, sometimes minute by minute and wait patiently for God to start with making changes in me first.

God doesn’t want us to have broken, painful relationships with others. We are commanded to love everyone with His love that He puts in our hearts. So, here I am loving my God and waiting patiently for the next thing He asks me to do


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