It hurts. Really bad. I think of the way that the bible describes love as being kind and patient and how when God blesses us with something (or someone) He sends no grief behind it. If that’s true then why does love sting so badly sometimes? Two reasons:
1. Sometimes, we don’t do what God expects of us. We can’t sensibly expect to experience life in the way He describes in that bible if we don’t live out the character traits (faith, discipline, obedience, service etc.) necessary to receive the gifts declared for us (also describes in that same bible).
2. Sometimes it’s not God that sends that special someone that we fall in love with into our life. Could be the devil who sent them… Kinda scary huh? To know that you were handpicked for destruction and discontent disguised as a normal, loving and caring relationship. But guess what we all get baited by the red horned guy because it’s apart of the human experience so don’t take it personally.
Back to love, it can really light up your life and set you free into a world of happiness and nurturing and safety that either you’ve never felt before or haven’t felt in a long time. Love is energy. When two hearts connect they thrive off of one another. And in a give and take relationship (when it’s done right) love creates a balanced mutual loving relationship that can go on without any expiration. Love is inspiration, to be happy, to chase your dreams and sometimes motivates you to even want to wake up and greet another day.
The most important thing that I learned about love is that it is a right and not a privilege. So many people go without it but everyone deserves to know what it feels like to be supported endlessly and to feel special. Love is not that game of dodge ball where someone doesn’t get picked. Everyone deserves to feel happiness in their heart times infinity. Love is infinity. Love is forever. Even when people move on and transition into the next life. Love endures. Love is beyond death or circumstances.
But things will still a part. But that doesn’t mean that we can’t put ourselves back together. Sometimes it feels like punishment when relationships fall apart because the feelings are still there. But those stationary feelings are a reminder to be CONSCIOUS of who you love by asking God to send the right person into your life and to prepare your heart to recognize them when they arrive.
Love is reciprocation at its finest.