It finally came to a head, like a blister that popped releasing it’s infection and poison. My relative and I finally touched truth.
One of my kin and I have had a troubled and difficult relationship. We do not communicate well together. I use to say I am from Mars and they are from Venus, because our communication was so broken. This resulted in many hurt feelings, frustrations, and misunderstandings. It also hindered us from developing a closer relationship. One fact that releases peace and hope into my heart is that they do now know the Lord; it gives me assurance that one day our relationship will be healed and fully restored.
Finally yesterday we talked about the fact that we don’t communicate. We shared our feelings on the subject, attempting to work our way through the smokey distance between us to an interconnection that truly and deeply would touch. This was a breakthrough, because we each desire a change; and so with brokenness out in the open, we have a chance to really touch hearts in genuine love that reaches our souls. This is not to say that we have not loved each other, but rather that until now we have not been able to develop that love as God designed it.
What future do I see? God loves us and He is the Master at relationship building. I know He desires what I envision~ a close deep interconnection with this child of God. Our decision to work on it, renders a deeper value to it. I place us in our Father’s hands. Holy Spirit, lead and guide us through the filters that blinds us to the true heart of the other; remove the false ideas and beliefs the enemy has planted in our minds about ourselves and the other, then bring truth to our vision of each other.
Do you have a family member with whom you have a difficult relationship? How is God leading you to heal it? Is forgiveness involved?