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Word4Today Daily Bible Devotional

by Bob and Debby Gass

‘Now Jonathan again caused David to vow, because he loved him.’ 1 Samuel 20:17 NKJV

For a relationship to succeed, both parties must be totally committed to it. Let’s look at some more of the reasons why we may be afraid to commit.

1) Consider whether you really care about your partner or whether you are biding your time until somebody better comes along. Be honest with yourself because your happiness depends on it.

2) Talk about your fears with your partner. Let them know if, for example, you fear they will try to change you. Or, you feel belittled if you don’t submit to them. You may fear they might restrict time with other people you care about, or that they may demand too much of your attention. You must honestly share your feelings and ask for feedback on your concerns.

3) Try a thirty-day interval of no contact with each other and find out how life would feel like without them. Some non-committed relationships are based on having a partner to avoid loneliness. So assess your feelings apart from the inconvenience you will endure. Convenience is a weak foundation for a relationship.

4) Re-examine your expectations. Don’t expect your partner to want to do everything you want to do. For example, if you love high adventure experiences such as bungee jumping, find other people to enjoy these experiences with. And one more thought: there is an emptiness within each of us that only God can fill. And when He does, we require less from our partners and learn how to become a better partner.

SoulFood: Num 25-26 Matt 12:1-14 Ps 120 Pro 3:33-35

word4today an adaptation of The Word For Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright 2024

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