How To Maintain Prosperous- Relationships
Introduction: How to maintain Prosperous- Relationships
According to the Strong’s Exhaustive Bible, The Hebrew word which defines prosperity, is towb, which means the following: to be- good, pleasing, joyful, beneficial, pleasant, favourable, happy, be right) to be- pleasant, delightful, glad, joyful, better, to be well with, good for, to be pleasing (Hiphil) to do well, do good, act right, act rightly.
Most relationships start off in the Hebrew sense- of prosperity at first, however, many relationships die out as time evolves, due to a number of insecurities that have not-been dealt with early on in life.
This article provides information on how to maintain prosperous- relationships through a genuine- perspective.
This article also contains knowledge from the prominent faith inspired speaker, and best-selling author, Mrs. Joyce Meyers, as well as substantial information through a passionate, thought –provoking -faith based speaker, and gifted author, Mrs. Kim Corder.
Discover different concepts on how to better understand relationships that are worth keeping, as well as associations that are worth-ending.
How To Maintain Prosperous-Relationships
Learning How To Maintain A Prosperous Relationship Should Be Elementary
My desire to better understand how to maintain a prosperous- relationship occurred as I was volunteering at a local school which encourages their students to grow through moral values.
We were heading into Valentine’s Day Weekend, on this day the teacher had invited a special guest to explain the true-concept of friendship to a class full of first graders. As we all know, children can be very- selfish in this early stage of their lives.
I was interested as to how the speaker was going to define the concept of relationships to this group of very young boys. and girls.
To my surprise, in her creative manner, the speaker displayed a group of items to tangibly, grasp the students’ attention.
Each student received a plastic bag, with eleven key items that defined a good friendship/ relationship.
Listed below are the eleven, visual Items used to represent a prosperous- relationship
Creative Ways That Visualy Describe Prosperous- Relationships
Many Adults Lack The True- Meaning Of A Prosperous Relationship
When Unbreakable Bonds-Break
I was amazed that some of the young kids, were able to metaphorically identify, many of the items.
I realized, that there are many adults that have trouble grasping the true meaning of a prosperous-relationship. And I will admit, that at times, the lack of understanding the value of a prosperous- relationship, related to me, in some areas of my life.
For many adults this presentation may spark positive memories surrounding unbreakable, friendships that have evolved throughout the years; and for others, this presentation could be a painful reminder of friendships that have gone sour.
As for me, sadly, the presentation ignited the recollection of a friendship, which ended, poorly.
I’ll never forget the last form of communication which terminated a friendship that I thought, would last forever.
One day, I had received a card in the mail, enclosed was some money in which this friend of the past, felt the need to return, however, what I found to be disturbing, was the way in which the card was handwritten, it looked as if a toddler, had viciously scrolled out the words. It was obvious, that this individual, was very- upset with me.
I took the liberty to call her in reference to the bizarre card that she had sent. In a pretense, nonchalant- manner, her reply, was because we were no- longer friends, she was not going to take the time, to use adequate- penmanship, so to speak.
Even though our friendship had started off as a hopeful, Hebrew inspired relationship, it quickly escalated into a toxic, friendship, in which I had to let go of, due to immaturity, insecurity, and pride issues, which seemed deeply rooted within her spirit; and It pained my heart, to see someone that I cared for, suffer, from such deep- rooted- heart issues, that I could not fix.
This is not to say that I, did not have issues of my own that required restoration. All four of my adult children, as well as my husband, are very- vocal- concerning the areas in my being, that need fixing.
Nonetheless, in this failed relationship, I feel that I could have been more forward, in my areas of concern, before it spiraled out- of control.
Yet, I did not know how to express my apprehensions, without hurting her feelings. Eventually, hurt feelings on both sides of the friendship, were inevitable.
This individual, was very- strong-willed, and set-in her ways. As for me, I’m strong- minded as well, especially- when it all boils down to positions in my life, which are morally challenged.
Honestly, I sensed that this individual, was asking me to behave in a manner to help pacify, her own insecurities; while my own convictions concerning my personal faith, was calling me, to conduct my life through compassion, and understanding.This being said, it was time to move on.
I knew, that there were deeper answers which involve why people act the way that they do, in relationships. After all, life is primarily about relationships.
I became aware that there are actions in a relationship, which can cause a bond to grow, or fall apart.
My Pursuit To Define The Real Meaning Behind Prosperous Relationships, Unravels At The Joyce Meyers Convention, In Phoenix
Joyce Meyers, Uncovers The Root Of Broken Relationships
My pursuit to define the real meaning behind prosperous- relationships, evolved, as I went on to cover a conference, held in Phoenix, Arizona, featuring one of the most heartfelt, inspirational speakers, of our time, Mrs. Joyce Meyers.
Joyce Meyers represented a vision of contentment, as she shared her faith with hundreds of people, on a picturesque Saturday morning, at Dream City Church located in sunny, Phoenix Arizona. Joyce openly shared God’s living- word through her personal experience, and faith.
Choosing to speak on topics, about situations that very few people dare- to discuss; jealousy, and strife, within relationships.
Envy, is not an easy demon to overcome, as Joyce explained, using the scripture James: 3:16 in reference to her realistic approach. “For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice.” Being envious of others is a fear that should be dealt with head on. Joyce shares that in an event in which we should ever find ourselves jealous, of someone else, for whatever reason, we should go to God in prayer, and ask God to bless, that person even more!
Joyce has found that when we bless the individual in which we feel- threatened by, the sense of supremacy, in which we believe that individual has over us, removes its insecurities from our lives. By blessing others, we are physically and mentally rebuking the stronghold, out of existence.
Joyce also ministered to the audience, on how to get rid of offense, and on how to keep strife, out of our relationships.
Jealousy, strife, and manipulative behavior, are stumbling blocks that prevent us from living the life in which God, has mapped out for our lives. We should be intentional about removing foolish behavior from our inner circles of friends, and within our personal relationships. Joyce referred to 2Timothy 2:23: ‘Don’t have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels.
One of the most revealing moments which seemed to resonate with the audience, was on the subject of pride, which is caused by strife, as she mentioned through the connecting scripture Romans 12:16 New International Version (NIV) Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.
Perhaps in the past, many of us have dealt with people who may have felt as if they, were too- good to associate with certain people, and through their arrogance, they were most likely humbled- after the individuals that they looked down upon, had been promoted, through various opportunities in which they felt deserving of, through their own-selfish- ambitions.
In some cases, arrogant people, may get away with their prideful behavior, Sometimes we can all suffer from pride or jealousy every once in awhile.
Proverbs 1:19 takes action. ‘Such are the paths of all who go after ill-gotten gain; it takes away the life of those who get it.’
The most frightening revelations of them all, explained by Joyce Meyers, was through the scripture James 4:2
You want what you don’t have, so you scheme and kill to get it. You are jealous of what others have, but you can’t get it, so you fight and wage war to take it away from them. Yet you don’t have what you want because you don’t ask God for it. And even when you ask, you don’t get it because your motives are all wrong—you want only what will give you pleasure.
Perhaps all of us would like to believe that we are fair, and upright people of God, but deep down inside, God, can measure the secret intentions of our hearts, and sometimes, He may not like- what He- sees.
Joyce encouraged those seeking to know- God on a personal level, to pursue- God- first, and not to lust after self-motivation or greed.
The following scriptures were linked to her message.
But now I am writing to you that you must not associate with anyone who claims to be a brother or sister but is sexually immoral or greedy, an idolater or slanderer, a drunkard or swindler. Do not even eat with such people.
For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person--such a person is an idolater--has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.
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Letting Go Of Control
Speaker Michelle Lacy, added knowledge through her personal testimonies involving her need, to be led by faith. Through the Serenity Prayer, there is personal healing.
The Serenity prayer, is designed to help us to let go of our controlling nature, through the power- of unyielding prayer, and trust.
Finding Faith's Fountain of Youth
Do You Have Childlike Faith?
And last but not least, one of the most defining messages came through a gifted author, and faith based speaker, Mrs. Kim Corder, as she spoke on, Finding Faith’s Fountain of Youth.
Mrs. Corder took the time to shed light on the topic childlike faith, in which she discussed that our faith should not-be childlike, in a sense of immaturity, yet in a way that is unassuming, and without pretension or fake behavior.
Matt. 18 2-4 (MSG)
For an answer Jesus called over a child, whom he stood in the middle of the room, and said, “I’m telling you, once and for all, that unless you return to square one and start over like children, you’re not even going to get a look at the kingdom, let alone get in. Whoever becomes simple and elemental again, like this child, will rank high in God’s kingdom. What’s more, when you receive the childlike on my account, it’s the same as receiving me.
Mrs. Corder, went on to share that men and women suffer from certain levels of physical insecurities, however, women are constantly bombarded with the pressure of staying youthful. Countless advertisements entice women to spend plenty of time, and money, trying to obtain the unattainable, visual, fountain of youth.
Yet, a true, youthful image, is found through the inner understanding of a spiritual, contented heart. A heart that is not blocked by over-educated teachings that will only puff up the spirit.
Being teachable-not through head knowledge, but through heart –knowledge, is the key.
Actually doing-what you should do, is heart knowledge. Being teachable, is about the heart.
Of course we all fall short, and we all need God’s grace on a daily basis, to help see us through this
Many of us may feel that we are not good- enough- to serve God, yet remember, that God- Is Love, and even though he hates- sin, He loves- the sinner.
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