Financial Benefits of Relationships
Years ago, one of my sons was so frustrated with his boss that he wanted to quit his job. I counseled him to stay.
My son listened to my advice and learned the financial benefit of relationships. Burning bridges is life altering. There’s no turning back to the way things used to be. Once something is said or done, the “burn” can permanently scar. Consider the consequences. Don’t react in anger. Don’t gossip. Conduct yourself in ways that you won’t regret. You never know who people know and their future role in your life. So, treat others as you would want to be treated. Like the Apostle Paul said: “…as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.” (Colossians 3:12-14)
As God’s ambassadors, seek to bring Him glory while patiently trusting Him to work it out. Good relationships build more relationships. They expand your business and influence. Referrals and references result from your connection with others. Some relationships are beneficial. Some are not. Determining when to distance yourself from those who struggle with self-control, anger, and pride takes discernment. Healthy relationships ultimately impact your emotional, physical and financial well-being. Learn from your experiences and avoid burning bridges.
And if you’re struggling with credit card debt, I recommend Christian Credit Counselors. They’ll create a debt management plan that will work for you. For more information call the Crown Helpline: 800-722-1976 or visit online at crown.org/ccc.