The One Phrase That Is Helping Me Embrace The Cost Of Relationships

God will take care of me.

Nobody’s going to give me what I need so I have to guard what I have…But God will take care of me. That’s why I can give some time to the person on the other end of the phone even though it means I’m sacrificing my priorities – God will take care of me. That’s why I can give some more patience to my kids even though I feel like I’ve run out and simply must rest – God will take care of me.

 

Every relationship you’re in is going to cost you something.

If you’re a parent, you know it’s true – your relationship with your children is going to cost you some patience, some frustration, or some preference. That’s why we eat at Taco Bell – it’s not because the fare is delectable; it’s because that’s where our kids want to eat. So we “eat” the cost and we take them.

Marriage is going to cost you. It will cost you your desires, your forgiveness, and your pride almost on a daily basis.

That relationship with your co-worker is going to cost you.

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