In this case, I do not necessarily mean that you have to be the dominant party in the relationship but more so, the person to foster healthy, positive, and civil relationships.
However in marriage, the husband is to be the head or the dominant party and ladies, I can see the tone of voice on your faces from here. But again, that's another show, just a little nugget for thought. Hey, don't shoot the messenger. You can study it for yourself in Ephesians 5:22-25
Back to today's topic...
Life is filled with various types of relationships: friendly relationships, work relationships, business relationships and of course, romantic relationships. Dominating in your relationships can be tough. With so much negativity in the world today, make it your business to make things better. The power of one goes a long way. Don't get on the bandwagon of "every one else is doing it" or "no one else cares". The words of Michelle Obama come to mind, "When they go low, we go high" always....
Be known as:
The Peace Maker
The Level Headed One
Someone's Moral Compass
The Voice of Reason
A loyal friend
Not known as:
The Trouble Maker
The Young or Old and Reckless
The Petty One
What Healthy Relationships Look Like
Facilitate good communication
Allow you to be yourself, fully
Judgement free zone
Mutual respect, trust, honesty and values
Supportive, allowing AND comfortable with each other flowing in the other's gifts/calling
What Unhealthy Relationships Look Like
Often manipulative and controlling, even isolating
Sometimes verbally, mentally, physically and/or sexually abusive
One sided with one person feeling neglected or undervalued
Lack trust, fairness and equality
No time set aside to focus on the relationship
Be intentional and committed about fostering healthy relationships. You can DOMINATE
alone in life but the synergy you gain from collaborating with others is invaluable. Keep in mind, "relationship goals" is not just a pretty picture. It takes work, commitment, forgiveness and so much more.
In today's times, we want everything FAST and when that doesn't happen, we jump to conclusions. Slow down...give people the benefit of the doubt...savor stolen moments together and enjoy the ride!