Love is one of the greatest gifts that God blessed humanity with. Most, simply take advantage of it to get what they want. Whether doing so consciously, or not. Love is pain. Love is understanding. Love is putting someone else’s happiness, before yours. It’s a burning feeling in your chest that can put a smile on your face, or tears in your eyes. To love someone, is to accept them for who they are; and not expect them to change.
What does it take to make love work? Is love really enough? I believe it takes more than just love to make a life long relationship work. I just see a generation of people who are unwilling to do so. I see a lost generation who prefer to be alone or bounce from connection to connection, no matter how small of a connection, rather than make an effort to put someone else first. It’s a sad world we live in where the greatest gift given to us, is disregarded and disrespected, as everything else in life.
I had a moment one day driving home where I asked God “What is it I’m doing wrong that you wont show me the way?” I got no reply. Well, not a voice heard in the silence of my car. All I felt was the pain of my choices in life. Something like a father seeing his child make them. I broke down. I’ve never experienced such a pain before. I didn’t pray for him to stop. I simply kept apologizing. I couldn’t believe I could cause Him such a pain, and Him still love me after it all. That’s true love.
I’m not perfect. I don’t assume that I’m perfect. I’ve simply felt everything differently since. I love everything in my life. I love my family, my friends, and even the strangers walking by who have no sense of direction in this world. That pain I felt in my heart, was far too complex for me to explain to someone. It was just a moment between me, and Him. The feeling after, was like a new beginning.
I’m not who I used to be. I’ve changed. I have a healed heart, that’s ready to love. My choices from now on, are to be careful who I give my heart to; and not to make the same mistakes I made in the past. Love is too precious to be unappreciated. Too great a feeling to let go of, when we really should hold on and fight. So tell the people you love that you love them. Don’t wait till it’s too late…