Hey, I’ve really been thinking about Love 💕, you know unconditional love. Is it really possible?
We all know and understand that God so loved the world he gave his son to be crucified so we could all be free. I think we know the story and many of us believe it on some levels and some people are left with more questions than answers. I think that’s ok, but who in the flesh can love like that?<
e go into relationships with great expectations. We want the other person to love us, accept us as we are and make us happy. I’m thinking, who has a magic wand? How can someone else love us as is, and we have not yet learned to love ourselves?
I say that because once we have learned to love ourselves we stop 🛑 looking for validation in someone else. We have to stop and review our lives, look at our mistakes, our personal failures and our successes and forgive ourselves. You probably think I’m crazy for adding forgiveness for success as something to forgive but oftentimes we have lost something or someone for every success. Success demands it’s own payment, yes it does. So you have to forgive yourself for the hurt you caused others, knowingly and unknowingly. You have to forgive yourself for the destructive decisions you’ve made, and the results of those decisions. You have to forgive yourself for the times you were selfish and unforgiving. Forgive yourself for the days you passed judgment on someone without knowing or caring about the facts. <
kind and loving to each other. Forgive each other the same as God forgave you through Christ.”Ephesians 4:32 ERVtp://bible.com/406/eph.4.32.erv
You may think I’m crazy when I tell you that you have to forgive yourself to be free to love but it’s true. I know the fantasy is that love heals all wounds but that’s just not true, God’s love heals all wounds. Peoples love can be harmful because their vision of love is warped. Some people believe you love them if you never tell them no, even though saying no can be healthy and responsible. Some people believe that if you don’t beat them when they make you mad that you don’t love them. I don’t want none of that love. Some people think you love them when you buy them something, and the more expensive it is the more real the love. Yeah that loves not too bad unless they broke right? What I’m really saying is learn what Love is, and get yourself ready to receive it.
Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous, it does not brag, and it is not proud. Love is not rude, it is not selfish, and it cannot be made angry easily. Love does not remember wrongs done against it. Love is never happy when others do wrong, but it is always happy with the truth. Love never gives up on people. It never stops trusting, never loses hope, and never quits.”1 Corinthians 13:4-7 ERVtp://bible.com/406/1co.13.4-7.erv
ee from oppression !<b
ee from condemnation!<b
ee from abuse!
Free from that thing on purpose!