Have you ever wondered about the dynamics of relationships? There are so many things to consider and “feelings” can get in the way and mess things up. When looking into building new relationships, it is vital to keep your feelings under control and learn what you can about other people. This requires communication and listening (No, texting doesn’t count)!
One thing you might learn is that for one reason or another a relationship might develop that is superficial, lacks substance. It is nice to talk to one another, but there is no deep personal understanding of who each other is. Introverts such as myself who thrive off a few intimate relationships may struggle with the façade of maintaining a superficial relationship. What’s the point?
I think about my relationship with God… if it were superficial, I would be completely lost and hopeless. The more I know Him, the better off I will be. I am not talking about knowing what is right or wrong but knowing the love, grace, and the promises of God. I would opt for a personal relationship any day of the week rather than one that will fade with time. Personal relationships tend to build character, provide joy, sorrow, and connect people.
When you look at superficial relationships, it can be kind of discouraging. There is fear of commitment, fear of love, fear of being hurt, and fear of releasing control of one’s life. For what it is worth the only good superficial thing we can have is a flesh wound.