Love is a universal language. One that transcends race, color, religion and national origin. It seems like it should be simple, but it is very complicated. How is it that one word and the intense feelings attached to it be such a perplexing concept? Love has been the inspiration for the world’s most beautiful love songs. In the same breath, the anthem for some unforgettable heartaches. My mental depiction of love is my heart taking the lead over my mind. Rendering my emotional state vulnerable. My emotions are unpredictable and it can be unsettling. It is a beautiful terrifying experience. Naturally, it makes sense to compare it to falling, but with a fall you can’t predict how you will land. Nor can you foresee the damages you incur for taking a chance. Truthfully speaking, it doesn’t feel good to lose self- control or yourself in this emotional whirlwind. Dangerous is how I would describe it if entrusted to the wrong one. It is a gift when given and received in the confines of God’s standards.
Love doesn’t ask permission or your input on the depths in which you involuntarily plunge. It is indescribable and yet everything that we know it to be is an expression of it. In the midst of uncertainty, I knew I needed God so desperately to be my safe place. I felt my sense of reasoning, decision-making, and self -control being clouded. My heart had seized all territories. I learned the line of demarcation between obsession and loving God’s way is thin. This is where many lose themselves and their way. The struggle is real. The human experience is flawed due to the spiritual predisposition to sin.
KEEPER OF HEARTS
I thank God every day for closing the door on certain relationships. He knew what I needed even when I didn’t. For many of us, God is the Keeper of our Hearts. We are souls housed in this shell called flesh. The flesh will ALWAYS attempt to overpower our spiritual discernment. It is not a test of your physical strength, but of your ability to be led by the Holy Spirit. This is real strength personified. Without God, you can’t differentiate between right or wrong love. Leaving you in a state of wandering aimlessly for truth.
“Many waters cannot quench love, neither can floods drown it; If a man would give all the substance of his house for love it would utterly be contemned.”Song of Solomon 8:7
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