“If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them. (Luke 6:32 NIV)
What is love?! Well according to the Strong’s dictionary: With the believer, 25 /agapáō (“to love”) means actively doing what the Lord prefers, with Him (by His power and direction).
I met my best friend in 9th grade. We were inseparable. Anytime you seen one you saw the other. Until we fell out. She hurt me so bad I was unable to function. We didn’t talk for months. She apologized but we never really got back to the way we’re. She started hanging with different people and I didn’t care for them so I didn’t hang with her. Well one day she called me and we talked for hours!! We laughed and talked our issues through and things were back on track. That was the last day I talked to her… She died the next day!!!!
Wait what!!!!! I thought it was a dream. I felt like I had been hit by a brick to my face!! Lord if I would have been with her this wouldn’t have happened!! I wasted so much time being angry now I’ll never get to talk to her again!! What could I have done to change this outcome?! I went through a depression stage. I gave up on my friend because I was angry and bitter!!
I believe in my heart that God allowed us to talk that day because he knew what was to come. It’s so easy to love people when they are doing everything that you want them to do. But what about when they piss you off. Do something that you don’t agree with. Do you give up on them?
Well in my case I gave up on my friend and almost didn’t get the chance to make it right. You still have a chance. If you truly love someone you will make it right with them. Think about if God treated us the way we treat people. Because we ALL fall short. We piss people off. We do things that people don’t agree with and I’m know we don’t want anyone to turn their back on us. Especially not God!! So I challenge you to go the extra mile today and reach out to your friends or family!! Let them know you love them!! Life is short!! You never know it could be the last conversation you have.❤️