What is important to one person may not be important to the next person.
If it isn’t important to one person, should they reject it?
The person who thinks it important may want to share it with the person who thinks otherwise. Should they?
Depending on who is involved the process is a learning curve.
The opportunity to learn from others must have been part of his plan considering we are all unique.
Some like football; others wouldn’t watch it unless they were paid to.
There are readers, spellers and mathematicians; not necessarily all together.
And then of course are the Biblical believers, non-believers, scholars and denominations.
The end result can be a balancing act of give and take. Or not.
People who are alike may not suffer the trenches of diversity, but the array of knowledge would be limited.
“Opposites attract” is a common cliche’. With it comes a baggage of alternative opinions, misunderstandings and a very long table for a meeting of the minds. However, the opportunity to discover new ideas, receive gifts of wisdom from each other and bond in one another’s knowledge is unlimited.
In close relationships it is imperative to find common ground for success. It ain’t always easy.
Selfishness gets in the way of making it work. Understanding where the other person is coming from is vital and the only way to that conclusion is open and honest communication.
Communication is easier for some, and a blank for others which is a whole different blog. But, it must be a priority for the relationship to survive and be peaceful.
Times will come when we have to give of ourselves to enjoy what others are interested in even if we aren’t. Doing so will give them the notion to return the favor. But, a great addition to relationships that works is simply giving them space to be who they are. Creative abilities flow and can produce an unexpected interest from the other parties.
More than anything is no matter whether you are alike or opposites, the Holy Spirit of God should be the center of any relationship. The Godly presence will ultimately connect the two spirits (assuming they are Christian) bringing the center around Jesus.
Psalm 37: 4”Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart.”
God will do the miraculous when he is the focus. Placing him first gives him the go-ahead to offer his ideas and desires for those involved. The result aids in learning how to remove the selfish or self-centered processes that cause fights and arguments. Why?
When we allow God’s ambitions for us to surface, applying them pleases him. The neutrality it brings cannot be matched.