1 Peter 4:10 “God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another.”

In today’s devotional, we are going to spend some more time on our final thought from yesterday. We were born dependent and should progress to being independent. The child needs the mother to survive, after a while the child needs the mother and father to survive. Then after a while, the child starts to say back-off, back-off, back-off. Interestingly, some parents never want to back off. So, there are some forty-year-olds still going to ask their parents about the decisions they need to make.

However, as beautiful as being independent is, that is not where we should be. We actually should progress to interdependence. But unfortunately, a lot of adults do not progress to interdependence because they lose their way and become co-dependent. To become co-dependent is back to being lonely, until a man or woman comes, your life is in disarray. Such people keep looking for who to be co-dependent with and after a while become a burden to them. If they are both co-dependent, it can become an abusive relationship. This is one of the reasons why some people are being battered and abused but they cannot leave the marriage.

God wants us to be interdependent, but you cannot be interdependent if you are not alone; independent. Independence is fine but you cannot achieve the greatness of your destiny by being independent, you need other people. But when you come into relationships with other people, you are not coming in a co-dependent way. You are coming in as independent, bringing value and they are also bringing value. However, for this to happen you need to take bold steps in your relationships. So, the question is how do you take bold steps? To take bold steps in your relationships is as simple as A. B. C.

A is for Asking. You take bold steps in relationships by asking. In your relationship with God and with your siblings, you need to ask. God Himself says in Matt.7:7-8Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.” How many people that ask receive? Is it the only ones that are more spiritual? God says everyone who asks, receives. I say to myself, ‘your case will not be different’. If you have not yet received, then keep asking because everyone who asks receives.

Prayer: Father, help me to bring value to all my relationships and help me take bold steps. I ask for the wisdom to ask and keep on asking, in Jesus Mighty Name. Amen!

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