Have you ever experienced a relationship or complicated life situation that did not seem to have the positive momentum to flow in a peaceful and harmonious rhythm?
The effort to exist within a circumstance exceeds the effort to give up? In human life I see this potential to happen fairly easily when one only looks at the immediate circumstance. The problem with that is I may not see the minimum effort it takes to hang in there that could make the overall outcome greatly improving with restoration and repair.
With faith, there is always a positive reaction- there is a choice during minor life inconveniences and distractions that can positively improve with time like in the case of a new move, school changes, reduction of finances, transition of a child/children to teenage years, or in my case, a remodel project. One must ask him or herself the question, if I have a purely faith centered focus during this time to endure, could that be enough to change these minimal inconveniences? If the answer is yes, then the choice should always be to endure. This is a climbing companion for someone experiencing a difficult climb on an exciting but wearying journey.
Enduring the journey becomes the first choice one has to make between Himself or herself and God. I choose God; I choose to try faith and effort. God can change him, her, they, them, and me. I can instead pray, draw close, ask forgiveness, ask to start over. It is beyond you or me, so I choose to pray and not only seek help and support from God but also be willing if needed to ask another for advice, be patient to wait and move out but seek reconciliation, seek friendship, seek Christian love. Christian love and friendship goes beyond a romance; it says we will work through our differences and let God work in ways that my heart needs to change.
“One thing God has spoken, two things I have heard: “Power belongs to you, God.” Proverbs 62:11
Life is complicated; we all agree. The effort to make inconveniences productive in relationships requires faith. If you are still putting forth the effort like I am and expecting greater answers to prayers, keep up with that! There is more for us to see.