Failed relationships are the fruit of a deeper problem. The fruit of anything is merely the outward manifestation of a root issue. That is why it is vital to continue to
examine our lives. We must ask questions like: Am I rooted and grounded
in love at all times? Do my relationships reflect that? Am I willing to
die to selfishness? Answering these questions can help us take the
necessary steps to develop in unconditional love. When we operate in
unconditional love, we inhibit Satan’s ability to contain us.

  1. “And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a help meet for him” (Genesis 2:18).
    1. Why did God say it is not good for the man to be alone?
      1. In a self-centered state of being, he could never be like God.
    2. In the above scripture, God said that Adam needed help suitable for him. Why?
      1. He needed someone else to focus on so that he could become more like God.
      2. He needed help developing unconditional love through a relationship. He needed to grow out of self-centeredness.
      3. Likewise, we all need someone to help us developed out of self-centeredness.
  2. Are you giving up on relationships?
    1. If so, you are giving up on your development.
      1. God never intended for us to be alone, which is why the family is being attacked.
      2. A husband and wife team is a great threat to the kingdom of darkness. One can put a thousand to flight and two can put ten thousand to flight (Deuteronomy 32:30).
      3. Families are a great force; they are designed to bless others until all families of the Earth are blessed.
    2. We should not run away from conflict in relationships. Instead, we should use conflict as an opportunity to develop in unconditional love.
      1. Our pride gets in the way of conflict resolution.
    3. We were all born with a selfish nature.
      1. We must allow selfishness to die; and allow unconditional love to live.
      2. A person who lives and abides in the love of God cannot be contained.

Scripture References:

  • Genesis 2:18
  • Deuteronomy 32:30

Pastor Robert
Redeemed Church