With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, I am stuck with my introspective thoughts early every morning, as I walk Milo (the 2-1/2 year old beagle) around the small pond within our community. Another Valentine’s Day alone. Well, not really, my well meaning mother will plan a dinner out with the four of us, my mom, my dad, my son and myself. It’s a nice and thoughtful gesture to fill the gap, but not quite the same as having a romantic evening planned with your true love.
True Love: Does it really exist?
I have learned that love is not easy, it takes a lot of work from each individual. Sometimes love and happiness get lumped together, it’s understandable, everyone wants to find their true love, get married and live their “happily ever after.” To grow as an individual you must learn that your happiness cannot be dependent on another person. You are responsible for your own happiness and true love is more than just a feeling, it’s a giving of yourself for the one you love.
Earthly love will always disappoint. Inevitably we’ll do something to make our love upset and mad at us, most of the time unintentionally. However, true and perfect love can only come from God. He loves us unconditionally and forgives us each and every time we go to Him and ask for His forgiveness. He will never hold a grudge and He will always be there by our side no matter what.
“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
– Romans 5:8 (NIV)
“This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us.” – 1 John 3:16a
So, this Valentine’s Day and everyday I will remind myself and relish in the thought of how truly loved I am. I don’t need to have a significant other in order to feel complete. I am complete in God and will take this season to push forward, fulfilling God’s purpose for my life.
Today remember how much God loves you and His love is really the only true love that exists and that we need.
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