Over time, I have appreciated the fact that your family could be the most available and dependable people, yet it could be one of the most easily abused pillar(s) of society.
Hurting your family is equivalent to abuse because this results from a lack of understanding as to why God gifted us with such lovely and dependable people. How you handle them could be a source of a blessing or a curse.
How do you handle yours?
This is how you hurt them knowingly or unknowingly;
- You don’t prioritize them at all!
You imagine that they understand that you are always busy and that they don’t feel bad when you don’t spare time for them.
- You think they don’t need you!
I mean, you have grown up with them! Like, 20 years+. Wasn’t that like enough time, you ask, No it wasn’t! Time with family is never enough!
- You compare them with others
You imagine that your life would be better and a bit more dignified if you were born elsewhere. Hello! Wake up from slumber and know it is for a God-given reason that your born in your humble family.
- You don’t communicate with them
Yes, you don’t think that it is that important to check on them or just call them to find out how they are doing. You assume, they should reach out to you first.
You don’t even listen when they talk to you. Like, they are very available and could keep repeating what they said! Well, you’re hurting
Well, family calls for sacrifice
- You take them for granted
Just because you think you have all the time with them in the world, you tend to let every moment pass. Like, I’ll see you tomorrow so we don’t really have to talk today. Do you realize that just as you value your precious friends or those people that are tagged ‘super-important’, your family is super, super-important?