Our earliest memory of love is one that is more of a feeling that we rushed into, rather than something we learned. It is only as we grow, that we begin to learn just what love is. Emotions are beautiful, but if we leave them to control us, we will run into trouble. Love is intentional and rational. It is beyond emotions and the aww moments. You might be church smart, but you need to love smart. This is not a game!
Genesis 2:18-20 – We learned the first principle of choosing right from Adam. Adam showed us that he will rather be alone than settle with the wrong person. You can name and define all the relationships in your life, and it is okay to not settle for those ones if they are the wrong people. Adam also showed us that it is godly to be class-conscious. Adam didn’t settle for the animals because none of them was suitable for him. Marry people’s decisions. When it all comes down to it, marriage follows the basic principles of team building.
Leviticus 19:19, Deuteronomy 22:10, 2 Corinthians 6:14. Acts 13:1; 15:39 Even as Believers, we have a lot to learn about maintaining relationships. Many believers are prayerfully abusive in their relationships with people. There is still a lot to learn! No matter how supernaturally dramatic a union is, if you don’t put in the work, it will still fail. We must be emotionally intelligent. One thing that affects relationships is the baggage in our lives. Many of us are hurt by experiences from the past, which is now hurting our present and future relationships.
What we need is for us to first find ourselves in Christ and everything He has called us to be, then we gain our confidence and be better – for Christ’s sake. So that when we are whole and complete in Him, interestingly, people will begin to see more beauty in us because of our confidence in Christ. Heal from that hurt today by embracing all that Christ has said of you.