Great relationships involve much more than simply gratifying every personal want and whim. They involve the give and take of out-serving and out-loving each other. Jesus said, “Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends” [John 15:13]. A purely selfish perspective is readily evident.
You want my……
Attention, affirmation, and affection – yet not my adamant attendance.
Blessing, benevolence, and bliss – yet not my beckoned belonging.
Comfort, compassion, and contentment – yet not my constant companionship.
Devotion, delight, and desire – yet not my daily dedication.
Endearments, enjoyment, and expressions – yet not my everyday existence.
Friendship, favor, and faithfulness – yet not my fulfilling fellowship.
Graciousness, gentleness, and goodness – yet not my guarded guidance.
Happiness, honor, and heartbeat – yet not my hopeful habitation.
Inspiration, interest, and interaction – yet not my immediate inclusion.
Joyfulness, joviality, and jealousy – yet not my joint journey.
Kindness, kindredness, and knowledge – yet not my known knittedness.
Liberality, leadership, and loyalty – yet not my lifelong love.
Marvels, morality, and mercy – yet not my meaningful mutuality.
Nurture, nourishment, and novelty – yet not my necessary nearness.
Openness, optimism, and ovation – yet not my outright occupancy.
Peace, pleasure, and provision – yet not my perpetual presence.
Quality, quickening, and quenching – yet not my quintessential quota.
Respect, rapture, and rapport – yet not my requisite relationship.
Satisfaction, security, and strength – yet not my steadfast selection.
Tenderness, truthfulness, and tenacity – yet not my total togetherness.
Understanding, utmost, and urgency – yet not my ultimate union.
Valor, vigor, and virtue – yet not my viable veracity.
Wholesomeness, willingness, and wisdom– yet not my wedded welfare.
Xanadu, yielding, and zeal – yet not my zestful zenith.
You are unwilling to give what I need; I am unable to accept what you offer.
You want what I can offer – not who I am.
Thank you, but no thanks. I’ll pass.