Love Isn't A Battle

Love Isn't a Battle
By Pastor Alexander Redd
January 6, 2024

"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs."  
(1 Corinthians 13:4-5 NIV)

Sometimes, life presents a situation where we deeply love someone, and they do not love us back. Experiencing rejection and heartbreak can be painful and challenging. However, it's important to remember that love doesn't involve fighting battles or trying to make someone love you in return. Love involves affection, tenderness, understanding, friendship, and solidarity.

The Bible teaches us that love is patient and kind; it does not seek its own interests or keep a record of wrongs. Love is not a battle we must fight but a choice to show others compassion and grace. When we love someone who doesn't love us back, it is an opportunity to show true love by letting them go, allowing them to live their life with the person they have chosen.

It may be difficult to accept that the person you love may never reciprocate your feelings, but you must trust God's plan for your life. Proverbs 3:5-6 tells us to trust in the Lord with all our hearts and lean not on our own understanding. Sometimes, God closes one door to open another, and the day you meet the right person, you will understand why it didn't work out with the other person.

Instead of fighting for someone's love, focus on moving forward for success in all areas of your life. Continue on your life path, pursuing your dreams and passions, knowing God has a plan. As you seek to grow in faith, character, and purpose, you become the best person God had created you to be, ready to embrace the love God has prepared for you.

Listen, my friend, love is not about possessing or controlling someone. It is about setting them free, allowing them to choose their own path. Releasing them with love demonstrates your selflessness and respect for their choices. Trust God's timing and plan, knowing He will guide you to the person who will love you wholeheartedly.

We need to reflect on the power of love and acknowledge the importance of letting go when the situation demands it. Remember that love is not a battle but a beautiful means of expressing affection and empathy.

Put your trust in God's plan and believe He will bring the perfect person into your life at the right moment. Consider a mindset of constant progress toward success as you invest in your relationships and experience growth in love, always remembering that God is with you every step of the way.

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