Have you ever realized that someone else was not seeing or feeling the same way about a situation as you were? Doesn’t it make things super awkward? The sad part is, a simple conversation could make things clear to everyone who is involved and put everyone on the same page. That sounds like such a giant, permanent life-altering conversation, but it really doesn’t have to be. Wouldn’t it be nice if you always knew where you stood with somebody else, wouldn’t it be nice if you didn’t have to wonder or guess how someone else felt all the time?
In Philippians 2:3-5 Paul wrote “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus (NIV).”
This week we are going to talk about how to be honest, careful, and Christ-minded in our relationships with others. Relationships are never about making ourselves look good or feel special. They are about serving and loving someone else, and making sure they love you well.
- Have you made any Relationship Goals since we started this series? If so, what are they? If you haven’t take a moment to create one goal for your relationships.
- What does it mean to “define the relationship?”
- The Bible tells us to “Guard our Heart” in Proverbs 4:23, so how can you know someone is trustworthy enough to give you heart to?