Invest in your most important relationships.

“A man of too many friends comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.” Proverbs 18:24 (NASB)

You may have many acquaintances that you enjoy talking with, but when it comes to those real, genuine, we-bring-out-the-best-in-each other, and are always-there-for-eachother friendships, you will only have a few.

These days people collect friendships like they collect designer shoes. Each week, they have a new best friend. The moment something doesn’t go their way they’re on to the next friendship. But a quality and lasting relationship is not something you collect like shoes. It’s someone that God brings into your life to help you become all that He created you to be. They may not be a perfect person, but they are a perfect gift from God that you are to care for, invest quality time in and preserve.

Here’s a challenge for you…

Make a list of the ten most important relationships in your life, from greatest to least. This can include your spouse, your mother, your grandmother, your sister, your close friend, etc. Next, look to see if whether you are investing the majority of your quality time in the relationships that you listed as most important to you.

Maybe you are spending more time with those who live near you because it’s more convenient. But in order for any relationship to thrive and become all that God intended, you must invest quality time and attention to it. In the long-run, you will be much happier if you take the time to invest in the most meaningful relationships in your life.

Prayer: Father God, thank you for Your wisdom. I receive it. Thank You for every relationship You have blessed me with. Help me never take them for granted. Help me bring out the best in the people in my life and help them bring out the best in me. Help these relationships thrive and be all that You purposed for them to be. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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13 thoughts on “Invest in your most important relationships.”

  1. Thank you God continue to help me be all that I can be in Christ Jesus for putting the people in my life to help each other grow with love in Christ Jesus to make a better relationship wisdom and understanding help me and help them to bring out the best and each others purpose in the name of Jesus Amen

  2. Thank YOU my LORD FATHER GOD for reminding me that no matter how people treat me, i need to let YOUR light so shine and illuminate YOUR LOVE through me to others. Thank You Keisha Dotk Ministrie timely message I so needed I’ve been feeling so abandone betrayed and hurt by family and friends the husband especially, being cursed at and picked on like your hated, the I LOVE YOU now the next minute I hate you action. Yes it’s a battle we wrestle not against flesh and blood but principalities of this world. Only through the Grace of GOD I have been able to endure. Trying to embrace humility and walk in HIS” our “LORD JESUS ” LOVE” and failed many times in anger. But through YOUR LOVE my LORD YOU Rise me up and pour out Grace upon my life and I am ever so greatful who can LOVE me the way YOU do. I LOVE YOU LORD FATHER GOD JESUS HOLY SPIRIT my KING G OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS AMEN AMEN AMEN

    1. When you fully trust a person without any doubt, you finally get one of two results a person for life or a lesson for life

      1. Peace & Blessings Sister Dee💖!!!
        I totally agree with you..people either come for A Blessing, A Lesson, A Reason or A Season…
        Be Blessed💕

    2. Peace & Blessings Sister Chrissy💖!!!
      I’m so sorry that you’re going through this ESPECIALLY at home..but Sister due KNOW that YOU ARE LOVED💞!!!!
      Love Always💕

  3. Amen..Amen..Amen!!!!
    In my lifetime I’ve learned some very valuable lessons about can’t expect everyone’s heart to be like yours & when you find that it’s not don’t get angry or upset with can either choose to deal with it or move on..the choice is ALWAYS yours! Dr. Maya Angela said it best “When people show you who they are the first time, believe them”.. I’ve also learned to stop wearing my feelings/emotions on my sleeves..People are going to be who they are going to be..we have to learn to love them right where they are..if we choose too..once again..the choice is ALWAYS YOURS! I believe people come into our lives for a season or a reason.
    Lord, Please Continue To Bless & Shine Your Light Of Love Upon Your Obedient Servant Sister Kesha, Her Awesome Team, This Amazing Ministry, My Sister Felicia & My DOTK Sisters💖!!
    Be Blessed, Stay Humble & Encouraged!!!
    Love Always, Your DOTK Sister In Christ, Wendy💕

    1. Thank You Wendy indeed i agree and receive i also come inagreement in our Beautiful LORD amd Savior KING JESUS”Amen I LOVE You all my Sisters

  4. I truly believe our Father God uses the Holy Spirit to speak directly through each message as my life relates precisely at the moments when I read each devotion. The Lord is showing me what true friendship is all about and even when people dont meet your heart to love them anyway where they are . With prayer and hopefully by example our friends and loved ones will recognize Gods love. 🙏💫

  5. Ooh thank you heaven father for let me know truly friend and am glad and much happier see those people who will come my way as a friend and how truly they’re…

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