Relationships teach you a lot about yourself.
The good one’s teach you about where you fall short and what to do about it.
A solid relationship is built on growth.
Not on personal growth, but on helping the other to be the best version of themselves.
A year and a half ago I was blessed to start dating someone who would do just that for me. Someone who has killed off my vices day after day.
Most of all, she has brought me closer to my King.
Reminding me of His goodness, in every single moment.
Here are 3 reasons why I love her.
Hopefully, you have found or will find someone that can love you in this way.
1.Christ in everything
I had a tendency. To get uncomfortable when Jesus is brought up in conversation’s that are not really about religion. Give me a beer or a coffee and a table and I can talk theology all day and night. However, when asked about my day I never seem to bring up what God has done for me. It was uncomfortable for me to recognize Christ in the littlest of moments. Why? Because I was hiding from the reality. The reality that my prayer life needed changing. The reality that my focus needed shifting. The reality that life was not all about me. She reminds me daily that the words of the mouth, come from the heart.
2. Smile Through the Pain
Life is hard. Most days I have fishing weights attached to either side of my lips, preventing my smile. She taught me to smile in all circumstances. To be even more grateful in the pain. To be transformed by the joy that is God. We are called to rejoice always. Always. In all circumstances. It is a skill as well as a virtue. One must foster the gift of gratitude.
3. Unconditional Acceptance
I have a lot of flaws. I might need a whole room of people to count on their fingers and toes. I am human flaws and all. However, the feeling of inadequacy runs deep in my core. She reminds me daily that no matter how much I mess up I am stilled loved. This unites me with the message spoken through the Gospel that I always neglect to hear. God loves me unconditionally. He cares for me. He always accepts me as I am.
If you are just starting a relationship or looking for someone I encourage you to seek an individual with these qualities. Someone who makes everything about God, proclaims gratitude, and accepts you unconditionally.
Now, it is your turn.
To do the same.
Happy 1.5 B