Have you ever fallen in love? The exciting feeling of something dancing inside you. Where you have to scream, shout, run, and dance all at the same time.
I don't think I've ever been in love. Sure I might've been infatuated, attracted, but in love? That's a different ballgame altogether. And you know what? I don't want to be in love.
Okay, hold up. Let me explain. I don't want to be in love with a person. I yearn to continue embracing my singleness. Yet, there is always something within me longing to belong, to be loved. I want to be loved unconditionally. This is the sort of love humans can't give. This hole requires something bigger than each other to satisfy. It takes a divine intervention.
What in the world do I mean by a "divine intervention?" Well, to put it simply, I mean we need God. He is the only one who can give me what I so desperately need.
But let's face it. How often do we actually go to God to quench our thirst for love? I know I find myself looking for temporary fixes. Someone or something to bring me happiness. There is no joy in it. Happiness is fleeting, but joy lasts forever. Happiness is based on circumstance, but joy transcends hardship.
So, what do we do? We already have the source of unconditional, exponential and relentless love. We have to accept it. It is a choice. One I'm learning to make daily.
Francis Chan emphasizes what our lives would look like if we fully accepted God's love. I shed a tear or two listening and soaking in his words. They're raw and powerful. Give it a listen. It will lift your spirit.