In a world where there is so much potential to be let down, there is never a greater gift than to find those who are loyal to us. Whether it is a friendship, place of employment, a marriage, or child/parent relationship, loyalty is a royal virtue. There is no doubt we have found a treasure in someone who will keep our confidence, praise our accomplishments, comfort our trials, and be an honest critic when we need it.
Loyalty is a royal priesthood, praiseworthy in the service one gives as a loyal companion. One’s dedication to being a trustworthy person lifts humanity to new levels because of the unconditional love it takes to be loyal. A trustworthy person is one who looks past transgressions, forgives where we fall short, and is still there with us when life is bringing us to our knees.
Relationships are messy. They can be hurtful and even sometimes harmful. Since they are hard enough, we need to remember to choose wisely. Our love connections won’t ever be easy. Since we are all unique, with different personalities and preferences, it is sometimes hard to understand. The struggle between minds and emotions can almost feel like a train wreck on the path.
We do receive what we give out. There is a whole lot less insecurity when we are determined to be a loyal friend. Loyalty begets loyalty. A commitment that goes both ways ensures an enduring connection to be admired. Those who are dedicated will lift everyone to the same standard around them.
In a world where insecurity is an enormous stumbling block, finding reliable relationship connections are more valuable than any wealth on earth. We serve a God who is faithful through eternity. Being like Him means being faithful as well.
If you want loyal relationship connections, practice being loyal. We get back what we put out there. Being trustworthy and a good companion is an excellent service, not only to others but ourselves as well. We reap what we sow.
Loving you from here,
Dr. Rev. Jenine Marie Howry, Ph.D