LOVE IS BLIND……
Confidence is something that I struggled with most of my life. I honestly didn’t know my worth or even believe that I was worthy of the things that I desired. I didn’t realize this was an issue until here recently. I grew up in a loving home with both parents. I was nourished, taught the word of God and I even saw righteousness exemplified in our home. Where did this lack of confidence come from? ⠀
When I got married I noticed something. When my husband would say I was beautiful….I did not believe him. When he said that he liked something I did, there was a barrier of disbelief in my heart. This was even the case with my belief in God and his love for me. I never understood this. I prayed and cried and asked God what this was? It wasn’t until recently that I connected the dots on something that helped me understand…..why this may have been the case.
You see my father is blind, for many of you that do not know. He has been blind all of my life. My mother and father were married for 30 years when she suddenly and unexpectedly died at 49 years old. I can vividly remember growing up seeing an exchange of love between my parents and admiring it because he literally never saw my mom. My mother was able to see him but was OK without him being able to physically see her. How did they have such an amazing relationship? It was God…⠀
Fast forward to my marriage and here I am with fear of love because my father didn’t have what I felt he needed to validate his love for me. He couldn’t SEE me. How could he love me? Yes, he called me beautiful and always spoke great things over my life but I didn’t truly believe him because he could not see me. Wow! This blew me away when I pondered on it. I believe this was why I had a hard time believing my husband when he said he loved me and saw me as beautiful. This caused an immense lack of faith in my spiritual walk as well.
Guys, God is requiring this kind of love from us. We cannot SEE him but we can and should love him, despite this. We can feel him, and see him in his creation and through interactions with one another, but not physically. ⠀
Often times we use our senses to validate our love for others but that is not always indicative of love. Love is based on purpose! “Liking” someone or something is based on preference. My father and mother purposed to LOVE one another and this is what kept them together and authentically in love. ⠀
I hope this inspires us all to LOVE God and others the way we should. Let’s practice love y’all! It is true LOVE IS BLIND. It has absolutely NOTHING to do with what we see!! It’s something fueled by PURPOSE and a willingness to please God.
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