Making the Right Connections
The value of building Connections with others that are built on respect, loyalty and trust cannot be underestimated. The highest quality relationships are those built on love and respect. The Right Connection is not necessarily about your agenda or things that you have in mind or are hoping will happen because of the relationship or connection. With a divine connection you don’t have to make it happen it is very natural. Also know when you are supposed to connect them with someone else. Sometimes you are only meeting them, but you are their connection to someone else that is apart of their Destiny.
The Bible is full of illustrations concerning ‘divine connections.’ David could not possess his kingdom with Jonathan… there would be no Boaz for Ruth without Naomi… Nehemiah accomplished in 52 days what Israel could not accomplish in years because of his positive relationships with the king of Persia, and his ability to find loyalty and trust among the people of Jerusalem.
What constitutes a ‘right connection?’ A relationship that creates a positive contribution to your life, offers nourishment to your mental, emotional, physical or spiritual well-being, and/or supports a God-given goal, mission or vision is a ‘Right Connection.’ This kind of relationship is often complementary, offering all parties involved the opportunity to ‘share their weaknesses,’ strengths with each other, and help each other fulfill their callings.
How do you make a right Connection? The highest quality Relationships are built out of mutual respect and unconditional love. The greatest commandment, given in Matthew 22:37-39, tells us: “Jesus said unto him, “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy soul, and with all they mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.” Right connections are the fruit of having unconditional love. But you cannot love others until you love yourself, and you cannot truly love yourself until you know God’s love -- by acknowledging His love for you!
Remember: connection with God releases His love in and through you -- and enables you to make the Right Connections with others that will bring forth blessings in your life and those that God connects you with!
YOLANDA CONLEY SHIELDS
AUTHOR SPEAKER COACH