What usually comes to mind when you hear the word “investment” has to do with money, but in this context, we shall focus on those things that you can expend in your relationship that would make it successful.
No relationship can ever be healthy or successful without the efforts of those involved. It takes two to tango, but importantly, it takes two right persons to make a happy relationship.
Relationships won’t succeed when the parties involved fail to do their part that would make it successful. If you think love relationships are built on wishes or dreams, you’re simply building castles in the air.
If your relationships would ever be successful, be ready to invest the following.
Nothing good can come out of life when you do not have time for it. To win the Olympics, an athlete needs time to train and prepare for the race. If you’d see your relationship blossom, you must create and invest time into it.
Those who claim to be too busy to work on their relationship end up losing the relationship in the long run. How can you be too busy to attend to the needs of your partner?
When a man or woman claims to be too busy to communicate with their partner, they aren’t truly ready for the relationship.
You need to invest quality time in that relationship to see it grow, especially if it is a relationship leading to marriage. Why many claim not to have time for their relationship is because they do not treasure or cherish the person they’re in a relationship with.
Whether you’d believe it or not, to sustain a relationship between engaged singles or married couples requires money.
I do not mean that you throw money away lavishly, but if you really what an emotional bond to remain intact in your relationship, some things answer to money.
You’d need to recharge your airtime so you can call, renew your data subscription to chat, and you’d also part away with some monies as you buy things for the one you love.
You can give without loving but you can’t love without giving. Giving in a relationship isn’t gender-based. A man and woman can give each other gifts unconditionally.
For married couples, men are to spend on their wives, and nothing stops wives too from easing the financial burdens on their husband’s shoulder. Men also appreciate it when you offer a helping hand in paying some bills.
If you don’t like talking, or you do not want to talk, you had better be alone than to deprive your partner of the emotional connection communication brings.
In a relationship, you do not just talk because you have something to say, there’s always a purpose for communication – intimacy – and it’s rewarding.
Couples who communicate well are more intimate than those who do not. Remember, intimacy is not all about sex, communication engenders it.
Meanwhile, a successful relationship is a union of two good talkers and listeners. You create time to talk on issues that could affect your relationship. It is better to talk to your spouse when they want to than to allow them to listen to the counsel of the ungodly.
Investment is an outlay of money for profit. You can’t reap dividends in stocks and shares if you do not invest in it. Meanwhile, your relationship can’t be successful if you don’t invest in it.
To be committed means to be dedicated or devoted to something. You should be dedicated to those things that make relationships successful. To have a successful relationship, it would demand that you put in your time, effort, money, attention, and those things that make a relationship successful.
Do not expect a great spouse if you never invest in him or her. The grass would always be greener on the other side because someone is committed to providing all that is needed to keep it flourishing.
What is love?
Everyone has something to say about it, but the outcome of many relationships proves that most people don’t know what it’s all about.
What many call love what it is not. “I love you” isn’t the same as making someone feel loved. Love is in deed and truth. You can’t sow yam and reap potatoes. What many call love is lust, selfishness, or greed.
Any demonstration of love that lacks sacrifice, selflessness, and thoroughness cannot make your relationship successful. If you would invest love in that relationship, please make sure it is true love.
Any other love outside this won’t make your relationship thrive.
Relationship or marriage is demanding. If you are not ready to face its demands, it’s wise not to get into one. You’d have to invest your time, emotions, money, attention, love, commitment, and all that is needed to make it successful.
Now, let me ask: what have you invested in your relationship with God lately? It has been said that a lazy man cannot practice the Christian faith, and of a truth, it is true.
Prayer is not for babes, but men. It takes those who have attained the stature of men in the spirit to pray, and not faint. Scripture has it that if you faint in the days of adversity, your strength is small.
Dearly beloved, you need to invest time, money, prayer, love, and several others in your relationship with God if you truly want to grow spiritually. Those who pray when they want can’t operate on the same radar as those who pray always.
There are many things you would invest in your relationship with God for you to succeed, but for the sake of time, I would focus on prayer.
When you pray, you invest in your spiritual account in heaven. The prayer of the saints is stored up in golden vials in heaven.
Vials are small containers, typically cylindrical and made of glass, used especially in holding liquid medicines. But in the case of the divine, they are golden and the prayers of the saints are stored in gaseous form.
In Luke 18:8 Jesus said that shall God not avenge His own elect who cry to Him night and day, though He bears long, He will avenge them speedily.
Why would God have us pray night and day? Why would He bear long?
Because He wanted us to have more prayers credited into our divine account.
Because He wants to know if we have faith in Him or we have alternatives to Him.
Because He wanted to stretch us so we can grow.
So, when you pray, you make divine deposits of your prayers in heaven, and when there’s a need, God initiates your withdrawal depending on the situation at hand.
What do you think would happen to you when you have no prayers stored up in heaven?
Men ought always to pray, and not to faint.
No prayer is a waste.
You can’t over-pray, you can only under pray. And when you do so, in the days of adversity, you’d faint because your strength would be small.
Pray without ceasing because your prayers are kept for the right time. Some investments are for the short term while some are for the long-term. You can pray today and receive your answer tomorrow, meanwhile, some prayers would take months or years before they would be answered.
Is God wicked for doing that? Are you faithless as some would say? No!
Understand this: prayer has both immediate and futuristic effects. It is better to pray now so you can have something credited into your bank account in heaven than to waste your time on things that have no eternal benefits.
Scripture has it that those who sow to the Spirit shall reap life everlasting, and those who sow to the flesh – corruption.
Dearly beloved, those thirty or fifteen minutes of prayer is never a waste. That nothing happens when you pray does not mean nothing is happening; things would only happen when you press deeper in prayer.
Pray always and don’t faint – give up.
For as many as those who have challenges in their prayer lives, I decree that grace is released upon you to pray without ceasing in the name of Jesus.
As you strive to make your love relationship a success, ensure you do not ignore your relationship with God.