In my earlier posts when I was overwhelmed with a broken heart as my husband unexpectedly announced He was leaving our marriage. I had an epiphany and realized then as I do now, THERE IS NO CONVINCING IN LOVE. And to that I add, there is no auditioning for love. There is only Love or Fear. You have to choose love. You have to choose love with all your being. You have to stand up for love. Accept no imitations. If you are afraid, then you are not ready. If you are hesitant, then you are not ready. If you accept mistreatment disguised as "all part of" then you are not ready.
God already loves you. God already accepts you. God already has your back. All you have to do is reach with arms wide open and let your heart not be troubled. If it hurts, it ain't love. If it is not joyous, it ain't love. If it is ambigious, it ain't love. If it is not truthful, it ain't love. We cannot make love into something we know in our hearts it is not. Love's definition is clear...it is We who are not.
1 Corinthians 13
13:1 If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.
13:2 And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.
13:3 If I give away all I have, and if I deliver my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.
13:4 Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful;
13:5 it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;
13:6 it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right.
13:7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
13:8 Love never ends; as for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away.
13:9 For our knowledge is imperfect and our prophecy is imperfect;
13:10 but when the perfect comes, the imperfect will pass away.
13:11 When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child; when I became a man, I gave up childish ways.
13:12 For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall understand fully, even as I have been fully understood.
13:13 So faith, hope, love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.