In the past few months, I have encountered several men and women who are fearful of accepting the love of others.
Life, bad relationships, negative thought patterns, coupled with disappointments one right after the other has really taken a toll on a lot of people. Some you will never know because they wear the “Everything is okay with me mask” on a daily basis.
People are no longer authentic and transparent; which allows pain and hurt to overtake them to such a degree that when TRUE blessings come they are not in a position to receive them.
Everyone is looking for love – love of a friend, love from family, love of a spouse and when that true genuine love comes, you know it. However when that true love comes are you ready for it? Many have allowed counterfeit associates and “friends” to numb them of the reality of true genuine Godly love from one human being to another. Many have become so accustomed to disappointment that they sabotage the relationships that God sends, because they have lost faith in a genuine relationship being a reality in their lives.
Out of fear, people are holding onto their pride and not allowing themselves to be vulnerable and receive the love that they truly deserve. The main reason is in the past, they shared their heart with the wrong people- people who were not worthy of them. Now when the right one comes along, they are in bondage to the prideful declaration, “no one is ever going to hurt me again” that they miss the blessing that God has for them.
Men and women are both guilty of not allowing themselves to be open and vulnerable to another. And out of fear, they destroy a genuine relationship in order to maintain a phony one. Unfortunately, at the end of the day regret sets in and they realize they let a blessing from God go due to their own insecurities.
My mantra for 2010: Live life to the fullest! Live with no regrets.
Life is too short. Allow God to heal you. Let go of your pain from the past. Forgive those who hurt you; release them so that you can free yourself. Allow God to bless you the way that HE wants to bless you. And receive the REAL love that can only come from Him.
Remember, you have a part to play too…..
4 Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud 5 or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. 6 It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. 7 Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance
Enjoy the real love that you deserve!
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