We live in a world where honoring one another is not kept amongst people. We enter into relationships, friendships, and then disregard, dismiss, walk out of them quickly and a lot of times the other person has NO knowledge why or what actually happened
Some time ago, I read about the power of honoring people and what it does for you all around in your life, and realized I needed to make sure that I authentically honored people who I was in constant relationship with. It is my custom to treat everyone the way I want to be treated, therefore, a spirit of honor is something that goes a long way and that I pray I display.
I believe that we would all be better people, heal faster and wholly if we quit excusing our rude, insensitive, dismissing, and psychotic like behavior of disconnecting with people that we've made investments in or that an exchange of intimacy has taken place. I totally understand times and seasons, and how they are given to change but grown mature people know what that looks like and feels like and are not tempted to act in unbecoming ways.
I have challenged myself to be intentional in honoring people's time, space, effort, and energy to at least tell folks where I am...even if I have to go from their presence. It just right. We, you, I make many concessions about how we are going to live our lives, and truly that is our prerogative, but whatsoever you do, that shall you also reap. It's dangerous to move in a way that you are comfortable with and make yourself think its okay...truly it borders a little mental.
So on this Monday Manners...take time check in with your soul, and honor someone today. Not just with your words, but with the respect that they have given you. Scripture says, Romans 13:8 we "should owe no man anything but to LOVE them." So if your behavior is indicative of LOVE so be it, if not...CORRECT it.