A successful starting point for relationships

Posted on Aug 9, 2013 |

“Do two walk together, unless they have agreed to meet?”
~ Amos 3:3 ESV
It’s hard to work with another person who doesn’t want to work with you.  Some people ignore this and try to make a troubled relationship work anyway. And often the toil is in vain.
Does that mean you give up? Not necessarily.
There is one Mind expressed by all of God’s children. Every person has the capacity to be cooperative, understanding and open minded to ideas that unite. But to get to the point of mutual understanding, any underlying stubbornness and lack of desire to cooperate needs to be removed. This stubbornness is like a temporary barricade placed across a highway preventing traffic from flowing forward. Once the barricade is eliminated, the traffic flows again.
In relationships, once two people agree to find a mutual meeting place, thought can move beyond the sticking points. Compromises may be necessary on both sides, but it’s usually better than accomplishing nothing progressive at all.
Unselfed love finds a way.

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4 Comments

  1. Yvonne
    August 9, 2013

    What a great quote from Amos! Thank you.

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  2. Tobias A. Weissman
    August 9, 2013

    I find that arguing a point when the other isn’t receptive, doesn’t get any one any where. It’s so easy to fall into the trap of self will when this happens, and if further put forth could lead to breaking the relationship. I find that when emotionally discussions come about, it’s better to close our mouth and part from the conversation and pray holding that unreceptive is abnormal and receptivity is the norm. When this is accomplished then cooperation will be successful.
    It takes humility and effort to arrive to this conclusion, but it works.

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  3. Anonymous
    August 12, 2013

    How do the two reach that mutual meeting place when it seems they may never reach a place where they can wave to one another from afar?

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  4. evan
    August 12, 2013

    In those cases, you have to find a spiritual meeting place. The one Mind, the Mind of Love. That’s where every child of God already resides. Stay there in your prayers, and it will soonest bring healing to the human.

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