We were made for relationships!

“There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear…” 1 John 4:18, NKJV.

Jesus could have easily come to earth, completed His assignment and went to heaven to sit down next to the Father. He didn’t have to choose disciples to invest time with. He didn’t have to have relationships with anyone. Yet, He chose to give of Himself to others and let them come close enough to be impacted by Him. Likewise, we’re not called to simply come here, complete our purpose, go to heaven and that’s it. We were made for relationships, and it started with our Father God. He didn’t have to make us, but He did so that we can have a relationship with Him and with others.

If Jesus didn’t isolate Himself from people, neither should we. He knew He would be betrayed, denied, and abandoned by His friends, but He still chose to have them in His life. Friendship is risky, but worth it. Our love must be greater than our fears. So many of us live with fear of being hurt or fear of hurting, so we avoid close and intimate relationships with anyone. But what if Jesus feared being hurt, disappointed or used? What if He feared hurting His disciples? If He operated in fear, we would not have such a great example to model.

Some of us have given up on experiencing unconditional love in a human being. We know Jesus loves us and will never leave us, but many can’t say that about people. Even if you’ve never experienced unconditional love from a human being, don’t let that stop you from being what you desire to see. Make a choice to receive God’s perspective on relationships. Choose to have an impact on those God has placed in your life. You were made for relationships!

Prayer: Father God, I repent for drawing away from people. I’m afraid of being of hurt. I’m afraid of hurting others. I ask that You help me overcome this fear with Your love. Help me God to see relationships the way You see them. You’ve given Your love to me so freely, and it’s wrong for me not to give it away. Thank You for giving me an example to follow. Help me not be so purpose-driven that I forget my real purpose to love and have a relationship with people. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

(Read 1 John 4:18-20; Hebrews 10:25)

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10 thoughts on “We were made for relationships!”

  1. My Father your perfect love cast out all my fears. Your devotion i have felt from you shows me an example of love full of mercies and tenderness. That love i carry in my heart for my savior my Lord Jesus Christ.

  2. Thank you God for allowing me to care a purpose LOVE and to draw a healthy relationship with out fear around me the Love that I carry and my heart is the true Love of Jesus Amen❤

  3. Thank you God for this word today, help me not hide myself from having relationships with people. In Jesus Name Amen 🎀

  4. Thank YOU my FATHER GOD, for YOUR LOVE. Illuminate YOUR LOVE through me to others that they may See and know that YOU Are GOD, GOD of LOVE GRACE mercy that they will come to YOUR Salvation and Walk and live In YOU, . that my brethren and I may share in the fullness of YOUR LOVE for all eternity. May I be contagious my LORD for YOUR GLORY my ABBA PAPA my GOD KING and LORD.I LOVE YOU my FATHER JEHOVAH GOD LORD JESUS HOLY SPIRIT I LOVE YOU Sooooooo Very much my KING OF GLORY. In JESUS CHRIST Beautiful Wonderful Glorious Mighty Name . LOVE YOUR Daughter Chrissy. Amen Amen and Amen I LOVE You All my Sister Keisha dot-k family GOD BLESS.You All.

  5. Help me father to give love to those that are in my care in my working place and keep giving me a word for them that they may get close to you and believe that you can heal them and your love for them is great. Help me always to have a close relationship with others including the family of God Amen!

  6. Beautiful message. …I just can’t. ..it comes a time that you can’t take eny more pain. ..Yes JESUS heals….but it’s like going thew a windshield over and over…. 🙁

    1. Debbie, I get it..TRUST ME..I GET IT!! But you’ve gotta TRUST HIM!!! PRAY, PRAY PRAY & He’ll open you’re heart, mind & soul to relationships with people. You CAN NOT allow a couple or a few failed relationships to hinder you from either finding “real love” or a “genuine friend”..we’ve ALL been there done that..some may even have a t-shirt..but don’t miss out something or someone that maybe just what you deserve! Pray about it & be open to receive your Blessing Sis!
      Be Blessed, Stay Humble & Encouraged!!!
      Always Your DOTK Sister, Wendy💕🌞

  7. Amen..Amen..Amen!!! I know it’s sometimes easier said than done..but this is one of the MANY times WE have to step out on Faith & truly Trust God. One, two or maybe even three doesn’t spoil the whole bunch..meaning we’ve ALL been hurt by family members, people we “thought” were our friends, intimate/personal relationships..we thought would stand the test of time & even Church members..we hurt, we cry, we fall down, while we’re down WE PRAY, we get back up, brush ourselves off, Thank God for the experience that “it” taught us & move on with life but..not being afraid of being hurt again…yes we’ll have our guards up but we WILL NOT BE AFRAID! God hasn’t given us the Spirit of fear..but the Spirit of POWER! Sister Keisha is soooo right WE ALL deserve to be loved & love back UNCONDITIONALLY!!!
    Be Blessed, Stay Humble & Encouraged!!!
    Love Always & God Bless To Sister Keisha for this WONDERFULLY AMAZING MINISTRY & My DOTK Sisters💖🌷💕

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