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Dear Reader,

You are welcome to a new month in our year of My Case is Different!  I want you to be rest assured that God is going to visit you this month.  All through this month via the Word of God, I will be sharing with you on: How to Build Successful Relationships.

Today, I want to start by looking at what relationship is and why we need to build successful ones. Relationships are vital to destiny because your association defines your destination. The relationships you keep never leave you the same; they either add to you or take away from you; they either increase or decrease you.

Relationships are very powerful because, on a daily basis we get involved in them at one level or another. The Word of God says: He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed (Proverbs 13:20). The scriptural understanding of how to build, keep sound, healthy and godly relationships is very vital in the fulfilment of destiny.

“To relate”, in this context means, to interact with or get involved with someone. In other words, it means, to connect with or contact someone. Therefore, relationships can be defined as the way in which two or more people connect. A successful, strong, healthy relationship can be one of the greatest achievements in life.  Good relationships improve all aspects of life; health, mind and connections with others. Therefore, relationships are investments; the more you put into them, the more you get in return.

Why Relationships?

In order to build successful relationships that will positively influence your life, you must have a full knowledge of the reasons why God wants you to be involved in relationships.

There are two basic things that you must understand here: First, God is by nature, involved in relationships. The Bible says: For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one (1 John 5:7).  There is a powerful relationship between the Godhead: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. The Bible says that these three are one. That is, they agree as one. That is a vivid picture of God’s relational nature.

In the Garden of Eden, God related well with Adam, before the fall of man. From his relationship with Adam, God knew that he would need a help-meet; for companionship and the work in the garden. Also, on the day Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit, God came in the cool of the day to see to their welfare. God believes in relationships because He is also into strong relationships. Therefore, if God is involved in relationships, then, it is necessary to also get involved in strong and healthy relationships.

Secondly, man is created to relate.  Genesis 1:27 says: So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. From scripture, we understand that man is created in the image of God. Therefore, he is expected to relate and connect like God; because no one can ever live successfully in isolation. As the saying goes, no man is an island. We therefore, need one another to get to our destination in life. Consequently, no matter what level we find ourselves, we cannot succeed on our own.

Every part of the body works and relates together (Ephesians 4:16); so also, you are created to relate. In actual fact, man is created to be inter-dependent and that includes you. God made man to …Dwell together… (Psalms 133:1).

To build a successful relationship, new birth is fundamental. To be born again, you have to confess your sins and accept Jesus as your Lord and personal Saviour.  If you are ready to be born again, say this simple prayer with me, in faith: Dear Lord Jesus Christ, I come to You today. I am a sinner. Forgive me my sins and cleanse me with Your Blood. Deliver me from sin and satan to serve the living God. I accept You as my Lord and Saviour. Make me a child of God today. Thank You for accepting me into Your Kingdom.”

If you prayed this simple prayer, congratulations, you are born again and you are now a child of God! He loves you and will never leave you. Read your Bible daily, obey God’s Word and seek Christian fellowship (John 14:21).

With this, you are guaranteed all-round rest and peace in Jesus’ Name! Call or write, and share your testimonies with me through contact@faithoyedepo.org; OR 07026385437 and 08141320204.

For more insight, these books authored by me are available at the Dominion Bookstores in all Living Faith Churches and other leading Christian Bookstores: Singles With A Difference,A Living Witnessand Make Your Life Count.

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