Real Love

I’m almost 30 years old and I’ve never had a valentine…

My 18 year old self would have never imagined that 10 years later, I would still be without a valentine. Last week, this got me discouraged. For a little while, I began to feel lonely.

In my early 20’s, I had the worst thoughts. I felt like I would rather go through a heartbreak than never know love. Now, at 28, I realize that I had love all wrong! I thought love was just that feeling. I thought it was the love that came after the little chubby baby shot me and someone else with an arrow.

As I got got in my feelings last week, God had to remind me that love is why I’m still here! God loved me so much that he sent his only son to die for me. My mom sacrificed over and over again so I could have a better life. My friends were there for me in the tough times. God pulled me out of a terrible mess! My whole life, I had been surrounded by love, I just didn’t know what it was.

God loves me so much that he has protected me from some things that I can’t even imagine. This is for the singles out there or even for the ones who just don’t feel loved. Don’t get discouraged this season… real love is more than a feeling! 1 Corinthians 13 is a good place to read about real love.

You want to know how I got out of my funk last week? I worshipped God. I got up and sang to him and thanked him for all he has done for me. I told myself that I would not have a pity party for a made up idea of what love is. I had access to the source of real love… the kind that truly satisfied!

Yes, one day, I would love to experience love in the romantic sense. Until then, I’m going to celebrate and bask in the one who loves me the most!


One thought on “Real Love

  1. Stephanie! This is so authentic and uncut. Thank you for letting all of us into your “feelings.” I am much like you in many ways. I’ve been pleading with the Lord for years to let me be in the right place, at the right time, so my husband could find me. I am still praying that prayer at 39yrs old. So while I hope it’s not another 10yrs for you having to wait, I absolutely identify and I appreciate you so much for having the courage to share your story.

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