The Loch Ness Love Monster
Everyday it seems as if another dating website or program is created to help people find love. Each one is unique in its own way. There are sites for Christians, country-folk, city-folk, the outdoors type, the introverted, and I even saw a site for married couples looking for side action.WOAH!!!!
It is as if everyone is on the dog track of life chasing the proverbial bunny called love or out hunting Bessie the Loch Ness love monster.Any close sightings or attempted catches end up being short lived or false representations of the real thing.
Don’t get me wrong; there are a lot of people who have found their soul mates through websites or dating programs. Nevertheless I, after having a conversation with a friend, believe that the best way to find love is to start with number one.
Michael Jackson sang a popular song in the eighties titled,“Man in the Mirror”. The premise behind the song was that although there are so many people hurting in the world a change cannot be made until we first change ourselves.
And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart,with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ This is the first commandment. And the second, like it, is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”
We must be completely head over heals in love with God. That should be easy but can take some work! The next part pushes us to love our neighbors as ourselves.
If we truly love God the way we are supposed to, and His spirit lives in us, then through our efforts to LOVE God we will learn how to love ourselves. We are created in His image and I do not believe He created anything He wouldn’t be proud of!
When we grasp the understanding that Loving God helps us Love ourselves – it is only then that we will be able to unconditionally love or allow someone else to love us.
God loves you and every thing that makes you who you are. Don’tallow negative thoughts about your self-image rob you of the reality that you are loved without conditions! Despite your boo-boos, blemishes, and occasional bad attitude you are loved. Love God –learn to accept His ever lasting Love – and you will love yourself and others.
Let’s stop chasing the falsely ballooned intangible idea of love and start chasing the originator of real Love! God loves you so much – He gave his son – Jesus loves you so much – He gave His life. What will you do in return?!