“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:21
Have you ever wondered what really makes a relationship go south? It’s surprising at times that it can happen and how fast it can happen. I’ve come to realize that ever person/relationship that comes into your life is like an investment account. Everyone comes into your life with a certain amount on deposit. The question then becomes, is that account added to, or subtracted from.
I’ve found that when more “withdraws” than “deposits” are made, any relationship, no matter how solid it may seem, will eventually go bankrupt. I certainly understand that every person that comes into your life isn’t meant for a lifetime. Some people come into your life for reasons, some for only seasons and then some for a lifetime. For everyone to be a “Lifer” would be impossible. But, for even those “reason” and “season” relationships, you can often see the reason or reasons they didn’t last.
Maybe you, just like myself, can look back through the years and recognize a relationship or two you’ve lost that should’ve been for a lifetime. So, what really causes that to happen? We allow people to lose their value to us. Jesus said in Matthew 6:21, “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
At some point we fail to see the value in that person and we just stop making those deposits, or at the very least we make way more withdraws. Either way, it’s preventable by just simply asking the Father to help us see the people in our lives through His eyes. Not everyone will stick with you through life’s journey no matter what you do, but the true “Lifers” will.
We have to see those “Lifers” not from the perspective of their humanity, but rather from His eternal view. God sees past our flaws, insecurities and imperfections and sees us through the prism of our destiny and eternal purpose. In Judges 6:12, the Angel of the Lord called Gideon a “Mighty Man Of Valor” even though at that very moment he was hiding from the enemy. You see, that person that you just may be ready to “pull the plug on” may have a destiny and purpose far greater than you can see at this very moment. And, your staying in connection with that person may be the link in the chain that God uses to bring something great to you.
Ask God to make you aware of those people that He wants you to make deposits in. Who knows, with enough deposits you may find you hit the “Jackpot” and God uses them to make some of your dreams come true.