Perfect, unconditional love. Probably everybody’s dream, but not humanly possible. Some people accomplish accepting and loving people better than others do, with little judgment or criticism, but it’s human nature to place some conditions on each other. Then our feelings usually interfere with overlooking the faults or shortcomings, so we’re unable to truly love perfectly and unconditionally. But it’s still helpful to spend time with those who are more positive and prone to accepting as we are, than with those who are negative and critical.
Here’s your Valentine’s Day inspiration… and Happy Valentine’s Day to you!
“Most people can believe God loves them
if they think they deserve it.
Problems arise when you feel
you do not deserve God’s love
and yet desperately need it.
God’s love for you is perfect–
When you fail, He keeps loving you
because His love is not based on you,
but on Him.
Sin separated you from God,
but He loved you so much He sent His Only Son,
Jesus, to die for you so He could lavish
His great love upon you.
If you can believe that God,
Who is so perfect, loves you,
then you can believe you are worth loving!
When that happens, you can accept yourself
in a new way that will be life changing.
You’re special; you have worth and value…
believe it, receive it, and be all you can be in Christ.”
–Joyce Meyer in “Ending Your Day Right”
No matter how much my husband loves me, and he does so as close as to unconditionally as he can, I know God is the only One with perfect, unconditional love.
So what are YOUR thoughts?
Do you enjoy a close to unconditional relationship with anyone in your life?
Do you make an effort to accept and love people unconditionally?