RRR – Resourceful Reciprocal Relationships 


Ok, let’s get into this….here we go….not all relationships / Friendships are good, but let’s understand what they should be.

Everyone you know has the potential to hurt you…you just have to find the ones worth suffering for…..for the rest……you know the answer…

You don’t need an oppressor, a know-it-all, a personal bully, a “help you until helping hurts”, an enabler. Nor do you need a “curse you on Friday, need you on Saturday, praying for you on Sunday”, to ensure a ride or cash on Monday associate……….just a good friend who rides with you, take you in when things get tough, supports you no matter what with no judgement, laughs when you laugh, cry’s when you cry, sticks around when things get tough and guides you to light when you can’t see nor guide yourself…

To know a good friend you have to be a good friend. We all need a little work in this area. I am going to try even harder. I have been blessed with a few very good friends as I am sure many of you have… Acknowledge them. If you don’t have at least 1 good friend…check your mirror….there may be some self study in order. 😉 Relationships are resourceful, reciprocal and relevant to mutual respect, achievement and understanding! RRR – Resourceful Reciprocal Relationships. Remember this personally and in business…don’t waste time, when time is a dime.

“Don’t walk in front of me… I may not follow, Don’t walk behind me… I may not lead….don’t walk on me…I may not tolerate it…just walk beside me… just be my friend.” Unknown

A friend talks to you and about you differently, not like the worldliness of an associate…

When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to step in, share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. Teach and show a better way, you see, lend a new opportunity…the friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares…..there is never anything wrong with prayer…but a friend….prays with action. 😉

RRR…Resourceful Reciprocal Relationships….. Something for something equals something…..no more one way relationships….get rid of them….Frienships must include RRR…Just a point of clarity for us all.  Relationships must be resourceful, Relationships must be reciprocal, Relationships must have Relevance! …RRR

Jesus on Friendship

John 15:12-15 “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you.

Greatest Friend is God

James 4:8 Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

How To Pick Your Friends

Proverbs 12:26 One who is righteous is a guide to his neighbor, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.

Proverbs 13:20 Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.

1 Corinthians 15:33 Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.”

How To Treat Your Friends

Luke 6:31 And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.

Romans 12:10 Love one another with brotherly affection. Out do one another in showing honor.

I’d rather walk alone at dusk, than with a bad friend at dawn, because I know I stand in His Light and I am never alone! You are never alone!!! God 1st. 🙂

Prayer for a Friend

O Lord, Please bless our relationships and Frienships.

Our true reciprocal and positive relationships are like a warm long steady soft rain, not so harsh that it will destroy. Yet it is not so soft that it goes unnoticed. May our relationships continue growing in your grace. Please bless our real relationships, and keep them holy at all times. True reciprocal relationships are a gift from you, O Lord, and we thank you. May our true positive relationships always produce the fruits of the spirit, and may the soft rain of our friendships nourish in our hearts forever. Amen!

All, have a wonderful day, a powerful weekend!!! Stand Tall in all you do and Go Hug A Friend and say thanks!!
Rev. Gerald F. Poe Jr.

Defender of the Faith

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