Faith. Relationship. Career

Friday, 14 September 2012

GOD CAN TEACH YOU HOW TO LOVE

Our relationships are the most important aspect of life because through them, we are able to manifest the fruits of the spirit such as love. They serve as sharpeners and that is why "bad communication corrupts good manners". They also explain why giving your heart to the wrong people can leave you drained and worn out.

A good relationship transforms you into a better individual just like "Iron sharpens iron". Long story short...."show me your friend and I will tell you who you are"- relationships determine the path you take and the quality of life you live.

Earlier on in life, my parents would complain about my friendships but I just never understood why. I said to myself "what's the big deal, it's just friendship...ghadddamn!" When I didn't know better, I saw friendship/relationships as *lets go shopping, laugh and act like life has no deeper meaning* For me, all that "support/encouragement/comfort" stuff was for deep people who carry the world on their shoulders. I acted based on feelings and emotions. If I get angry, it is what it is, if i'm happy, it is what it is and if I no longer care what you think or say, it is also what it is.

Slowly I began to learn from certain friendships. Friendship began to make sense and so did my regard and respect for it. However, I couldn't really become that friend I wanted to be because it just didn't come naturally to me. Having to consciously tell yourself to put someone else first was something I wasn't very accustomed to doing....until I fell in love with God.

When I fell in love with God, He taught me so much about love. I initially didn't want to create a post on love because I didn't fully understand it and I was not about to give some silly advice on here. I have learned a lot from the way God treats me and the way He encourages me to treat those around me. When I'm having a bad day, I hear his soothing voice and I know He is by my side and this gives me the assurance that all is well. When I'm happy, He is the first to hear because I can't wait to share my success with him. When I'm about to do something silly, I feel his eyes watching me and I stop because I don't want him to be disappointed in me. I take some time out of my busy day, everyday to take a walk with him, hear his voice and communicate with him simply because I love him and without him my day would not be complete.....and when I communicate with him, I bare it all. I do all these things because he brings out the best in me. He does not judge me when I tell him about the silly mistake I made. He loves me like a partner, disciplines me like a father and supports me like a brother.

I don't have any definition for love but I know "God is love" and what He says in 1 Corinthians 13:4-13 is true.

"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, and always perseveres. 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. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears....And now these three remain: faith hope and love. But the greatest of these is love."

Falling in love with God is the first step in learning to love any other person.

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