One of the beautiful things about sharing your thoughts, experiences, growth, expertise & heart on a blog is that you can look back at your journey saved in one spot. It’s cathartic, it’s therapeutic, it’s healing. I did not set out on SOS with the intention of being a “blogger”. I was a TV host and actress who wanted to do videos sharing my beauty and style tips. My confidence as a writer was very low, but I knew I needed a home base on the internet for my info and videos.
This morning I was thinking about a Valentine’s post I shared a few years ago on 1 Corinthians 13 and went browsing back through my blog entries. (If you’re a blogger, I highly recommend doing this a few times a year!) I just had to repost it today:
Yes, we all know it is the month for love and I’m fully aware that we have Valentine’s messages coming at us from all directions. Does it make you want to puke already? Well, be relieved– I am not going to talk about chocolates, lingerie or roses. Usually my posts are colorful and whimsical. Sorry, there’s no red or pink in today’s post. I’m giving it to you straight and would rather share the simple but profound truth about love. By now, if you have been following my blog for a while you know I have a strong faith in God and because of all the obstacles I’ve faced in life, I have had to work diligently on my “love walk”. I admit I had become cynical toward love and it’s taken a while for my heart to soften. Now it’s like puddy.
I have had a long journey to trusting and loving others. This is where I have to give mad props to my hubby for being an example of love and humility every single day. We just celebrated our 9 year wedding anniversary on the 11th (crazy, we celebrated our 13th yesterday!) and I’m not sure if I would fully understand the purity of love if it wasn’t for him. That man has put up with my walls, my anger and my issues. He just kept loving me through it all. See, I allowed the wrong men in my life for years and with all the baggage I carried including ‘daddy issues’– I don’t think I truly understood real love until I found God. Then, God brought my hubby and I was officially on the Love Train.. woot woot! So– if you have a problem with the Bible, go ahead and log off this blog post now. BUT, I would hope you would open your heart because I believe the Bible to be the very best ‘self-help’ book on the planet. 1 Corinthians 13 is known as the “Love Chapter” and it’s the greatest reminder of how we should all live our lives…….and not just on Valentine’s Day.
Do you love others easily?
What about the very difficult, high maintenance people?
Do you allow your ego to take over and judge others instead of showing love?
When we focus on coming from a place of love- AT ALL TIMES- instead of allowing our ego to take over, we remain in peace and peace is a place of power! Many issues, squabbles and stupid altercations come from allowing our ego to rule over us. I have to read 1 Corinthians 13 on a regular basis to keep myself in-check. Just sayin’.
LOVE NEVER FAILS!
Try it and you’ll see. The next time your ego takes over… STOP. Picture yourself in the other persons shoes and approach the sitch from a place of love… NOT EGO!
Don’t forget about the GALentine’s Earring Giveaway! Winner announced on Valentine’s morning.