Today, I am writing this message with my son laying beside me (my little Jack Russel Monti). Honestly, my twenty-one-year-old self would’ve never imagined I'd be 29, unmarried, living with a little dog, and having no children. In my younger years, I longed to be a mama; which I still do. But today I’ve realized that the long journey has preserved me and added so much value to my life in other areas. However, I’m no fool. I know that a true glow-up is when we glow up in our relationships we are meant to fellowship with one another.
We see in the Bible that we are meant to fellowship with others as Jesus fellowships with us. I’ve seen it over and over again. When I am willing to fellowship with family and friends, I grow! I grow in understanding and love. Each time I share or give someone else the opportunity to share, I grow. Each time I push past my agenda and sit, I receive much more than I think!
Today, I challenge you to come out of isolation and your comfort zone. It’s time to start fellowshipping. It’s time to glow up in your relationships. Your quality of life improves when your relationships improve.
I realize that if I truly wanted to force my will, I could be married, or have kids. In all my previous relationships, I could’ve stayed. Some were toxic, and some were just for a season, but I could’ve put my feet on the ground and decided that this person was the one. Thankfully, I didn’t. Because God's path is longer, the journey is much more beautiful.
I’ve learned that a true Glow Up is when you glow up in your relationships. When you have standards that protect you from the pitfalls. When you go slow in God instead of fast in your own will. When you take your time to get to know a person. When you aren’t afraid to walk away from situations that do not bless your life.
For many Christians, relationships are their weak areas. But with love, boundaries, community, and patience you will see your relationships get better because you got better. No matter what, don’t ever stop working on yourself.
Your personal evolution will be the catalyst for the evolution of your relationship.
“Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.”