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How To Maintain Prosperous- Relationships
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Introduction: How to maintain Prosperous- Relationships
According to Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible, the Hebrew word for prosperity is towb, which means the following: to be good, joyful, beneficial, pleasant, favorable, happy, right, pleasant, delightful, glad, better, to be well with, good for, pleasing (Hiphil) to do well, do good, act right, act rightly.
Most relationships start off in the Hebrew sense: with prosperity at first. However, many relationships die out as time evolves due to insecurities that people did not deal with early 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. It also includes substantial information from a passionate, thought-provoking, faith-based speakers.
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 that encourages its students to grow through moral values.
We were heading into Valentine’s Day weekend, and one particular day the teacher had invited a special guest to explain the true concept of friendship to a first-grade class. As we all know, children can be very selfish at this early stage of their lives.
I was interested in how the speaker was going to define the concept of relationships to this group of very young boys and girls. To my surprise, in a creative manner, the speaker displayed a group of items to grab the students’ attention. Each student received a plastic bag with eleven key items that defined a good friendship/ relationship. Listed below are the eleven items the speaker 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, I sometimes lacked understanding about the value of a prosperous relationship in some areas of my life.
For many adults, this presentation may spark positive memories surrounding unbreakable friendships that have evolved throughout the years. 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 that ended poorly.
I’ll never forget the last form of communication that terminated a friendship that I thought would last forever.
One day, I received a card in the mail. The card held some money that this friend felt the need to return. However, what I found to be disturbing was the way in which the card was written. It looked as if a toddler had viciously scrawled 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 she had sent. In a pretentious but nonchalant manner, she replied that because we were no longer friends, she saw no need to take the time to use adequate penmanship.
Even though our friendship had started off as a hopeful, Hebrew- inspired relationship, it quickly escalated into a toxic friendship. I had to let go of this relationship because of immaturity, insecurity, and pride issues that seemed deeply rooted in my friend’s spirit. 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 have not had issues of my own that required restoration. All four of my adult children, as well as my husband, are very vocal about the areas in my being that need fixing.
Nonetheless, in this failed relationship, I feel that I could have been more forward about my concerns before it spiraled out of control.
However, I did not know how to express my apprehensions without hurting her feelings. Eventually, hurt feelings on both sides 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 comes to positions in my life that are morally challenged.
Honestly, I sensed that this individual was asking me to behave in a particular manner to help pacify her own insecurities. My own convictions concerning my personal faith, though, were calling me to conduct my life through compassion and understanding. But it was time to move on.
I knew that there were deeper answers that explain 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 that 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 represented a vision of contentment as she shared her faith with hundreds of people on a picturesque Saturday morning at Dream City Church in sunny Phoenix, Arizona. Joyce openly shared God’s living word through her personal experience and faith.
She chose to speak about situations that very few people dare to discuss: jealousy and strife in relationships.
Joyce explained that envy is not an easy demon to overcome, using James 3:16 to support her realistic approach. “For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice,” the scripture says. Being envious of others is a problem that should be dealt with head-on. Joyce shared that should we 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 we feel threatened by, the sense of supremacy we believe that individual has over us is removed 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 God has mapped out for us. We should be intentional about removing foolish behavior from our inner circles of friends and within our personal relationships. Joyce referred to 2 Timothy 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 that seemed to resonate with the audience was on the subject of pride. Strife causes pride, Joyce said, citing Romans 12:16: “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. Through their arrogance, they were most likely humbled. Perhaps the individuals that they looked down upon had been promoted or enjoyed opportunities that they, through their own selfish ambitions, felt they deserved.
In some cases, arrogant people may get away with their prideful behavior. We all suffer from pride or jealousy sometimes.
Proverbs 1:19 takes action: “Such are the paths of all who go after ill-gotten gain;[JH1] it takes away the life of those who get it.”
The most frightening revelation of all, explained by Joyce Meyers, comes in 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.”
[JH1]Is this punctuation correct? Should this be a colon instead?
The Sun Valley Women’s Ministry On Healing Your Heart Through Faith
Letting Go Of Control
Speaker Michelle Lacy added knowledge through her personal testimonies about her need to be led by faith. She stated that the Serenity Prayer provides personal healing.
The Serenity Prayer is designed to help us let go of our controlling nature through the power of unyielding prayer and trust.