What is Loyalty?
Loyalty is a fading quality in today’s society. Modern technology has played a major role in people’s inability to be loyal to one another.
The more we find ourselves more faithful to a gadget, the less likely we are to be faithful or loyal to one another.
Many believe that their many Facebook or Instagram followers are really friends. But according to the original definition of friendship, it’s not so.
The definition of “friend” is someone you love and who loves you, someone you respect and who respects you, someone whom you trust and who trusts you. A friend is honest and makes you want to be honest, too. A friend is loyal.
Of course we all have our few “friends” who follow us on social media, but most followers don’t qualify for the true definition of a friend.
Friendship and loyalty happens through face-to-face interaction; Conversations, misunderstandings, shared interests, laughing and crying together, etc.
So many relationships are fake, non-authentic, surfaced based…..because we are quickly losing our gift of healthy communication. God created us to be in relationship with one another. To experience ups and downs and still remain loyal to each other. To disagree, yet agree as His sons and daughters.
Yet it has become all about what we can get from one another. We say things we don’t really mean in order to gain an upper hand into one another’s weaknesses.
Words are powerful and should be our bond. They should have real meaning and trustworthy. But the sad truth is that people say anything these days and lack integrity.
Our trust MUST be in God The Father, or many of us who still have values such as loyalty will give up on people altogether. We cannot do that because it’s what the enemy of our souls want us to do.
It’s time to speak out about the values that held us together before they cease to exist. It’s sad to think that our grandchildren and beyond will never experience true friendships and see loyalty in action.
It is my prayer that we seek God’s heart on how He feels about loyalty, friendship, integrity, etc. The generations to follow must witness these qualities in action; for real for real.