If HE Had Waited
Romans 5:8 ESV
But GOD shows HIS love for us in that while we were still sinners, CHRIST died for us.
Sometimes we as humans "get in our feelings". We may have had our hearts broken, or been betrayed or just plain treated unfairly. Maybe, we are sour because we're lonely or it seems like everyone around us is getting blessed but us. So we decide that we'll wait to love anyone else. We make the decision that we are not taking any friendship applications. We decide we'll wait until someone comes along who will love us first before we even consider allowing someone else to get close to us.
We begin to keep score and monitor responses. We find every reason we can to not go first. Yet, I must ask... Where would you be if HE (GOD) had waited for you? What if HE had waited for you to love HIM first before HE shed HIS blood for your sins? What if HE loved you until..... you know, until you made HIM mad or hurt HIS feelings? Man, I would be most lost, without hope and in an awful state.
Decide today to have a heart like GOD's. Decide today to love in spite of. To be forgiving and to bless even those who mistreat us. I know it's not fair. I know it hurts and sometimes it takes every ounce of your being to press past the hurt, but I want to encourage you to do it anyway. Love changes things. The love of GOD changed my life. The moment I began to really understand (for as much as any human can) GOD's love for me, I have never been the same. It drew me in to HIM. It made me seek HIM and want to be more and more like HIM every day. I will never be perfect as HE is, but I'm sure gonna love. I'm gonna love til it hurts and then I'm gonna love past the hurt, for as many times as it takes. For if I choose the other route my soul could not bear the thought of those who would be lost that may have been saved had I just chose to love anyway.
Be the face of GOD today and love, love, love...