God has compromised NOTHING to love us! So, what HE means to be, SHALL be! What fails in this life, are our constant attempts to reinvent the wheel of His Love that was already perfect, prior to His creating us. I've said it several time before, and I will continue to say it. If only we'd allow God to lead us, we'll find THIS type of Love for ourselves. "Fixer Uppers" are the things upon which we settle. We only find that it costs more than love to get what we want out of the relationship. We give up bits and pieces of ourselves, compromise what was never meant to be compromised, and we sacrifice the very legs upon which we stand, to be with an imagination or fantasy.
Honesty with self is where it truly starts. How many of us can WHOLE-heartedly say that God led us into our current relationships? Or that He meant for us to be with the individuals we are currently with? Did we settle? How many red flags did we overlook or ignore, prior to going "all in" with our current significant others? How much of you have you put on the back-burner to make your current relationship a success? Do you sing like you used to sing, dance like you used to dance, write like you used to write, laugh like you used to laugh, think like you used to think or even love like you used to love. There is a difference between growing and loss. I hope you all can catch that because I'm leaving it right there. I'm just asking what I consider to be real questions, that I personally did not truly ask myself or explore prior to two marriages. It makes a difference.
My mind has been stuck on Love, all day today. I think about what I have been through in this arena, and I thank God for the lessons I've learned and am now applying to my life in this area. I thank God for bringing me home to my own heart, where He placed all the answers from the beginning. Country roads, I say, Country roads will always lead me home.
HAPPY SUNDAY Y'ALL!! I LOVE YOU ALL, EACH AND EVERY ONE!!!