Fellow blogger Heather Lindsey put it well when she said, “Don’t waste your entire life chasing down people that don’t see your value and worth.” I was doing just that and have been guilty of doing that several times in my life; be it work relationships or romantic relationships. Hopefully the cycle ends now. Let’s make the decision today to stop chasing after the wrong people and their love and approval when we can accept God’s love that He offers to us so freely.
“And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all fullness of God.” Ephesians 3:17-19
Commentary: When you feel shutout or isolated, remember that you can never be lost to God’s love.
As far as romantic love goes I’m sure we’ll know it when it comes along.
“Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm; for love is as strong as death, its jealousy unyielding as the grave. It burns like blazing fire, like a mighty flame. Many waters cannot quench love; rivers cannot wash it away. If one were to give all the wealth of his house for love, it would be utterly scorned.” Song of Songs 7: 6-7
Sounds nice! Haven’t found that yet but all in God’s time.
“…I charge you by the gazelles and by the does of the field: do not arouse or awaken love until it so desires.” Song of Songs 2:7
Can I be real for a second? Life has gotten a whole lot better once I started to utilize my phone’s block list! If I would have known how much peace would have come from this, I would have started using it a long time ago! The blocklist represents moving forward and trusting God; utilizing faith and trusting that what He has for me is better than what I’m trying to cling to from my past.
“Therefore come out from them and be separate, touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you. I will be a father to you and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.” (2 Corinthians 6: 17-18)
While I’m excited about “my future,” I’m relishing in my present. Patience is a daily struggle for me but I’m feeling really peaceful these days. I’m letting go and letting God, especially with my personal relationships. For a few months, I had tried to take the reins and the end result was disastrous, to say the least!
While it sucks learning lessons the hard way, God always restores us.
“Even if you have been banished to the most distant land under the heavens, from there the Lord your God will gather you and bring you back…the Lord will again delight in you and make you prosperous just as he delighted in your fathers, if you obey the Lord your God and keep his commands and decrees that are written in this book of the law and turn to the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul.” (Deuteronomy 30:4, 9-10)
To me, one of the keywords in that scripture is obey. God loves and needs obedience from us.
“This is love for God: to obey his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome, for everyone born of God overcomes the world.” (1 John 5:3-4)
Yay, how exciting! And we can do it!
“His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life…” (2 Peter 1:3)
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