Sometimes in life, we forget what the important things
mean to us. We forget that God gave us blessings
such as a house, church, safety, and family and friends;
especially those who are the closest to us. We
often forget their worth and take them for granted.
We fail to see the good that they've done for us because
we are too busy focusing on negative things
In relationships, arguments are typical, and in one
argument me and my fiancÚ had, he asked me why I lose my
temper with him easily. I replied "because I love
you and I am sensitive with the things you do."
But then his very simple words challenged me," no," he
said, "love is patient."
Out of the whole argument, that stuck to me the most.
When you love someone, you are not easily angered with
them, you are patient with them. I was showing the
opposite and I failed to display Biblical love towards
him (Galatians 5:22).
Have you ever been in this situation where the people
that you love anger you the most easily (Proverbs
15:13)? Think about how God's love is, even though
we have sinned against Him, He's so patient with us, and
He isn't easily angered (Exodus 34:6).
Instead of being so easily angered with us, He sent His
Son to die for us because God loves us so much, He made
a sacrifice, he gave his only Son to the world
(John 3:16). Love is sacrificing, and when you
love someone, you put their needs before yours... even
if they've hurt you or angered you, be patient with them
because love is patient.
I challenge you to look at your relationships with
others and examine your love for them. Ask
yourself if you love them Biblically and
unconditionally, or if you love them when you feel like
it, depending on circumstances and how they treat you.
Always remember this, God loves you even though you're a
sinner (Romans 5:8).