When I was weak my heart may have broken a thousand times. When I was idle the time couldn’t repair the scars of pain. When I was confused the frustration of love interrupted my peace. And as I reflect on the days, I wonder was I an accomplice to my own misery or was it apart of a grand scheme to make me wiser. It takes wisdom to make sense of the love concept. It takes the experience to pinpoint the imperfections. As humans, we are always searching for love and asking what love is, but the Bible defines it.
1 Corinthians 13:4-8
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hope, always perseveres.
8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.
Why is that the bible clearly defines love, but we are easily muddled by the thought of it? The Lord tells us what it is, but we undermine him the same way a child undermines their parents when they want something forbidden. I have pondered on this question and the only answer a fitting is the temptation. The devil will play with your emotions because you long for love. And he knows it! He will put people in your life with the mere purpose to temp to you. He will make you confuse like for lust and lust for love until your delusional.
I would have to say that is a clever strategy for the devil to use if we aren’t intact with our emotions. The thought of love is so powerful that it can make you move from a city that you have lived all your life. Make you take career changes that you aren’t comfortable with. Change your livelihood in one day and rearrange your environment with hopes that this could be the real thing. If I could speak to that young girl again I would advise her to guard, her temple.
Lust is a sexual desire. Like is a strong attraction.
But love…. love is everlasting.
I believe that I contributed to my own pain because I couldn’t differentiate these emotions and didn’t seek the Lord’s word for guidance. Until someone can love us the way that the Lord loves us, and we are able to do the same in return, then we’re just struggling with some intense emotions. Emotions can lead to love. But love cannot be forced no matter how bad we may want it. I will always cheer for the hopeless romantic because everyone deserves love. But let your love dwell in good faith and seasoned with the Lord’s word. ❤
K.T Jacks ❤