8. You’re Just Going through the Motions
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When two people are content to just go through the motions instead of working on their relationship, fear could be involved—the fear of being alone. Fear will paralyze you. Your relationship is not healthy if you are two people acting the part of a couple. It is better to evaluate what you’ve learned from the relationship and move on. It is in relationships that we discover the types of people we relate well to, as well as those who are not suitable for us.
Moving from one relationship to another is not mature. It would be better to work on yourself so that you will attract and benefit someone who is healthy. We can ask God to help us in our relationships instead of just trying to figure things out for ourselves.
Read Proverbs 3:5-6. Acknowledging God in every facet of our lives is the wisest thing we can do. God knows us completely, and he knows the hearts of everyone else. Even if they are not showing us their true self, God sees it.
Why not trust him to lead us to the right person?
God, I pray for each person who reads this article. Father, if they are in a relationship that is unhealthy, give them wisdom about what to do. If their relationship is a good one that needs work, show them how to move forward. But if their relationship is unhealthy, and possibly even dangerous, lead them out, Lord. Help them to learn from every relationship they have been in, so that they don’t repeat mistakes. We know you love them, Lord. We pray this in your Son’s precious and holy name. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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