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Love Never Fails
If you’ve ever read anything I’ve
published, you’ll know that I’ve had plenty of relationship mishaps. I’ve been under the influence of a seductive spirit
working through a married man, I’ve dated a man who was cheating on me, I was
soul-tied to my high school boyfriend for 18 years and I’ve even dated a great
guy who wasn’t ready to be in a relationship. Yes, I’ve had plenty of mishaps. However, after each one, I made a point to
find out what role I played in the
mishap. For some, I was warned and didn’t
heed the warning. For others, I was blinded
and caught off guard but still stayed a lot longer than I should have. There were times when I felt stupid for
falling too deeply for a man, for not walking away when I should and for being too
stubborn to listen to God while He was trying to tell me to walk away! I’ve blamed myself, cried, felt bad, recovered
and even rejoiced. But there is one very
important thing I did not do. I didn’t
let it change the very nature of who I am.
I am called to love.
Some of the situations I’ve been
through have been extremely painful, painful to the point of closing off my
heart and wanting to give up. As early as a teenager, I can recall wanting to
love and give the very best of me. What
I didn’t understand, however, is that this kind of love was supposed to be
saved for a husband. I also didn’t
understand that the root of me allowing myself to remain in these situations is
that I wanted these men to make me whole. They weren’t equipped or qualified to
bring the wholeness that I needed. Through years of reading His word,
surrounding myself with genuine Titus 2 women of God and trusting Him, I am now
made whole! It was during this process
of healing and being made whole that I realized I have nothing to feel bad
about. The Holy Spirit ministered to me
by telling me that I should NEVER feel stupid for loving ANYBODY the way God
loves. You see, at the very core of my
heart is the love of God and anyone who comes in contact with that kind love
will have a life changing experience, be it large or small.
God’s grace and mercy, I’ve since learned not to awaken love before its time. I’ve
purposed in my heart that no amount of rejection, no amount of pain and no
amount of neglect will change me. What
is has done, however, is pushed me closer to the Creator of love to seek Him
for more purification of His love, which is working through me. I will not stop loving
like Him for He is love and He created me in His image. The spirit of God lives on the inside of me
so that means…I, TOO, AM LOVE!
Earlier today, I was reading Proverbs
22. I got to verse 14, which says “The
mouth of an immoral woman is a deep pit; He who is abhorred by the Lord will
fall there.” I then checked the cross
reference scripture and it lead me to Ecclesiastes
7:26, which says “And I find more bitter than death The woman whose heart
is snares and nets, Whose hands are fetters. He who pleases God shall escape
from her, But the sinner shall be trapped by her.” I stopped and thought about how many men I’ve run
across who are either married to or are dating bitter women. It’s heart wrenching to see. I’ve seen how
venom spewed from their mouths will tear down a man! Mostly when I am moved to
write, it’s to encourage my sisters in their growth as women. Today, I am moved
to help men who may not realize they are headed for trouble. I do not claim to be a counselor or a therapist,
but I will share what I’ve learned. 1.Listen to
her when she speaks. Listen to her intently!
Ask God to open your ears so …
Second Timothy 1:7 NKJV says "For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind." The Contemporary English Version (CEV) says "God's Spirit doesn't make cowards out of us. The Spirit gives us power, love and self-control."
The world tells us "oh, a little fear is healthy." No, that's not true, especially in the Kingdom of God. Fear in any area is an entry point of the devil. He will use that fear to creep in and cause us to make decisions out of fear. He'll take that little opening and grow it so big until we are living our lives completely out of fear. Fear produces anxiety, which leads to depression. (Proverbs 12:25). It also produces pride and we know pride is a destroyer.
I had some deeply rooted fears in the area of relationships. I was severely afraid of being rejected and abandoned because that's all I knew. That fear caused me to make some very bad choices and accept things that were not …
The date was Wednesday, March 30th, 2016. I sat along the edge of my bed munching on my nightcap – a Häagen-Dazs Vanilla Almond ice cream bar. I was engulfed in tranquility being I had attended my regular bible study that evening as well. I heard a knock on my bedroom door. It was my daughter. She entered my room and strongly suggested that I sit in my “Jesus chair,” the chair I sit in when I am studying the word, reading the word or praying. Right then, I knew something serious was about to be said. I replied “Nawwww, I think you better sit in that chair. I’ll stay right here.” With blankness in her eyes, she broke the news “Mama, I’m pregnant. “ I stared at the wall and said “This has got to be an April Fool’s joke.” I turned to face her and tears were streaming down her face. No, this was not an April Fool’s joke.
As a mom, I always rehearse in my head how I would react if my kids told me certain things, not really knowing if I would ever actually be in the situation. U…