Do you find it difficult to show God’s true love to others, openly and without reservation? Do you hesitate, reminded of past hurts that have caused you to never truly connect with people deeply. If so, I would like to take you on a journey with me, seeking to be set free to be able to sincerely love, in spite of the suffering that we have gone through and may go through in the future.
Just today, God showed me, that I have a limited capacity to truly love others and as a result, this limits my ability to truly love God. He has instructed me and all of us to LOVE others as an example of the LOVE that God has given to us. Our LOVE for others is a reflection of our LOVE for God.
I, like many people, have suffered a great deal over the years from the unkind actions of others. These stings left feelings of being unloved, unaccepted and worthless. This lead me over time to create a wall between me and others. Every time I have let this wall down though, I have been hurt and betrayed by those close to me. So the wall goes up again. But this wall stops me from being able to truly love. And the Word of God says very clearly, that I can do heaps of stuff for God, but if I cant GENUINELY LOVE then I am NOTHING.
One thing comes to mind. I have been leaning more on the acceptance of others than the approval from God. I have let the opinions, actions or lack of action of others, determine my peace. “LORD I AM SORRY, I HAVE ERRED”.
“GOD PLEASE HELP ME. I WANT TO BE LOVE, BUT I NEED YOUR HELP!! I CANT DO THIS ON MY OWN. FILL ME WITH THE ABILITY TO LOVE THE WAY YOUR WORD SAYS. I AM WILLING AND GRIEVING TO CHANGE. TAKE THE FEAR, FORGIVENESS AND PAIN AWAY LORD SO THAT I MAY SERVE YOU TRUTHFULLY”.
Taken from 1 Corinthian 13, this means that I am supposed to ALWAYS
- Be Patient
- Be Kind
- Not Be Envious
- Not Be Boastful
- Not Be Arrogant
- Not Be Rude
- Not Be Self Seeking Insisting in My Own Way
- Not Be Easily Angered, Irritated
- Not Having Harmful Thoughts
- Keep NO RECORD of Wrongs With Resentment
- Not Delight In Wrong Doings
- Rejoice With The Truth
- Protects Patiently
“I FALL SHORT IN SO MANY WAYS, PLEASE HELP ME!!”