Love

Love. A four-letter word that is used and misused. I also feel like it is a word misinterpreted in the world due to the lack of knowledge about the principle of love. For many, love looks like a beautiful couple holding hands or welcoming their newborn in the world. Yes, these can be vessels of love; however, we continuously overlook those visuals of love that are less appealing. Those less attractive examples can be forgiving your spouse after they hurt you in your most sensitive place, nurturing your child after they have disappointed you, or consoling a friend that was not there for you like you felt they should. This love that I speak of is unconditional.

Unconditional love is not described as love only given because it looks good in an Instagram photo or because you are getting everything you asked.  John 15:13 NLT  states “There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” This verse is encouraging us to lay down our egos and intentions and honestly see what our loved ones need. This process may not be pretty. Honestly, it is hard. The person you love may be defiant, lost, not encouraging and so many other draining things, but it is “love that can cover all wrongs” (Prov. 10:12). I encourage you to chose unconditional love versus convenient love. God is the only one who can love you the way you NEED to be loved, but he can still use you as a vessel to expose someone to God’s love. Seek God’s love today, and feel the fulfillment that only comes from Him.

 

Peace, Love, Joy, and Abundant Blessings,

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Family Nurse Practitioner pursuing a life of research and education by earning my PhD in Nursing. Alabama born and raised. UAB Alum. UAB Grad Student.

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