How Far Are You Willing To Go?
|If someone were to ask us, "How far would you go, to help a family member in need"? Most of us wouldn't even give our answer a second thought. Most of us would say, that we would do all that we could to help a member of our family in need. If someone were to ask us, "Do you believe in doing your very best at work"? Most of us would say, that we believe in doing our very best at work, because we care about what we do, and we believe that one way or another, our hard work will be rewarded in some way.|
Why is it, that when it comes to love, so many feel a need to make all kinds of requirements, and stipulations, when it comes to welcoming in, and embracing love in their life? What they are essentially saying is, "Thank you for listening to me God, and answering my wish, but the gift you sent me, is not what I thought it would be, and it will require some sacrifice on my part". "The blessing you sent my way, is not convenient God". "Can you send love my way again, but make sure that that person meets all of my requirements"? We may not have said any of those things out loud before, but if we are all honest with ourselves, we have all thought those kinds of things at times.
If you are ready, willing, and able to go the distance in your family life, work, and the friendships you cherish, what is preventing you from walking that wonderful journey of growing in love with someone? Is it right to keep asking for the blessing of love in our life, and turn our back each time its not convenient, or easy?
If we have to have love pre-made for us, and sent to us in a nice package, that requires little, or no effort at all, before we will welcome it into our life, what are we truly seeking in our life? What are we asking for? Are we truly seeking love in our life, or companionship? Are we seeking to be the very best we can be with God's help and blessings, or are we seeking to fulfill our own wants and desires for our own selfish reasons? If we are asking for love in our life, but only if our list of parameters are met, we aren't asking for love. We are asking for self gratification. Self gratification may feel wonderful in the beginning, but that wonderful feeling quickly fades away, and leaves us just as hungry as before.
If you read the aforementioned questions, and couldn't find an answer inside yourself, you might want to stop, and take a moment to reflect inside yourself, and search for the answers inside of you.
As wonderful as relationships are, and can be in our life, they are not the answer to our life. Relationships do not define us, or make us who we are. Relationships should enhance who we are as a person. Relationships with other people, should inspire us, and challenge us to be better inside ourselves today, than we were yesterday. We should be inspired in that manner, not because its expected of us, because we are afraid of being alone, or because of guilt. We should be inspired in that manner, because our very being is overflowing with love for ourself, and for others. And to ask us not to give, and share in that manner, would be akin to asking the sun not to rise, or the birds not to sing.
Love will take us to the highest mountain inside ourselves, and send us to the deepest oceans of understanding at the same time. Are you willing to climb the mountain in yourself? Are you willing to swim to the deepest oceans in your life?