I have spent the last 24 days writing about what it means in our own lives to be Beloved.
At some point, knowing that and accepting that as our role should probably reflect in our relationships.
If we really start living from a place of being Beloved, how we act in relationships should begin to mirror that.
It can happen in our business relationships:
- Getting along with coworkers, even if they rub us the wrong way or treat us poorly. Reacting with an attitude of service rather than malice.
- Getting things done with a smile, and maybe even going the extra distance.
- If we are in a partnership or running a business, doing things in a timely manner & keeping commitments
- (Keeping up with projects & keeping commitments in general is the best way to be in business)
It can show in our friendships:
- Being there when a friend is in need
- Keeping promises & commitments
- Being loyal
- Being honest
- Making time
- Serving them
It should show in our partnerships:
- Building the other person up
- Pointing the way to God
- Putting his/her needs above our own
- Letting them go if you know God has something better for both of you
And, it will show up in all of our other relationships, too. Classmates, family, acquaintances.
Once we begin to really learn what being the Beloved looks like, feels like, sounds like, we will begin to walk in it. We will become it. And, it will show in all that we do, because it becomes who we are.
And, I had a classmate today tell me that she noticed something different in me (which I am going to write a different post to expand on), and a bit part of that is my acceptance that I am His Beloved.
“This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for one another… let us not love with words or tongue, but with actions and in truth.”
– 1 John 3:16&18