Today, I got this video from my Dad via WhatsApp and wanted to share it with you today to get you thinkin’. Isn’t it amazing to have supportive people in your life when you go through life’s struggles and pains and yet, they are there in your darkest hours? Isn’t it also amazing to see those that disappear from you when you find yourself stuck between a rock and a hard place? You have to always constantly assess the types of people you surround yourself with in your life. Some people can be fickle and some can be very flaky in terms of their personalities. We all need people who are solid and aren’t too quick to abandon you at the first sight of trouble, especially in a marital relationship. You don’t want to marry a flaky man or woman who didn’t whole-heartedly mean everything they said when you said your vows during your wedding day.
Even in simple friend relationships, you need to know the difference between those you find to be fickle rather than solid in terms of their personalities and character traits. The greatest thing to remember as a Christian, is that even when people abandon you, disappoint you, and desert you when the going gets tough in your life, just remember that God will always be with you no matter what. He is not a man that He should abandon you in your trials. He will never leave nor forsake you so remember that when you’re going through life’s trials and tribulations, don’t put too much trust or dependence in people who are imperfect beings to begin with. You will find yourself faced with various disappointments if you rely on people too much. Not all people are bad people, but not all people are perfect or reliable either, so just remember where all your help comes from and try to be the friend you would like to have for yourself.
“God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?
12 Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.
I find it funny how often people conveniently forget this one important thing – which is a FACT: “You get what you dish out”. If you dish out sincerity, then you should expect sincerity in return. If you are fickle-minded and flaky in your relationships with other people, then don’t be surprised when other people return the favour and are flaky and fickle-minded towards you in return. Treat people in the way you would like to be treated and be genuine in your intentions when trying to relate to others. It is better to be the genuine article and emulate a Christ-like attitude in all that you do, rather than opt to being a selfish and self-absorbed human being. Don’t be a “pick-n-choose” Christian and just be a genuine Christian period, Amen! I pray that this video blesses your Spirit today. God Bless You Everybody! 😀