What singles actually do on Valentine’s Day…
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Seems like we have a lot of choices in this life. Some are more clear than others, while others are more based on the people in your circle.
Trump or Hillary.
Falcons or Patriots.
On Valentine’s Day, you have only 2 choices.
1. Be single and angry, secretly wanting a relationship
2. Be in a relationship and happy
I’m single and I feel like I have to be mad. Society tells me I should throw a party with all my single friends and drink our loneliness away.
But there’s a 3rd choice I’d like to propose:
I’m a Christian, which could mean a couple things:
I act perfect
I judge people
and I don’t have fun.
But in reality, I’m not perfect, but the God I follow is. I don’t have to chase perfection anymore, instead I can trust that God loves me and is changing me to be more like Jesus.
Since I’m not perfect, I regularly make mistakes. I’m not always kind. I judge people based off their appearance, but God’s showing me to look past others’ exteriors and notice their hearts the way He does.
I choose not to go out drinking because in the past I chased down a good time and missed out on being freely myself. When I find myself in a moment of loneliness or with the desire to be accepted by others, I find comfort from God and his words in the Bible.
A big part of Christianity, if not all of Christianity, is love.
When I was little, I sang a song called “Jesus loves me.” Maybe you’ve heard it?
“Jesus loves me this I know, for the Bible tells me so. Little ones to Him belong, they are weak, but He is strong. Yes, Jesus loves me. Yes, Jesus loves me. Yes, Jesus loves me, the Bible tells me so.”
People have asked me: “Have you ever been in love?“
I guess they mean with a human. haha
To that I respond, no.
But I want to ask myself, and I want to ask you tonight: “What’s holding you back from being loved?”
Is it fear?
Is it your need to earn the love?
Is it past hurt?
All those things have held me back from accepting God’s love, yet he continually shows me that his love is bigger.
God has good plans for you and won’t hurt you.
“There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.” – 1 John 4:18
Have the courage to be loved
You do not love because of anything you’ve done or how well behaved you are
“But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” – Romans 5:8
He is faithful and forgives you
Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame.” – Psalm 34:5
God’s love is consistent and it doesn’t change because of how good we behaved.
His love is present and we can talk to Him when we are overwhelmed, afraid, or anxious.
God’s love is powerful and is often hard to put into words.
So now you have another choice.
Are you going to focus on the lack of romantic love from a guy/gal?
Are you going to focus on the great love of God?
This daily choice changes everything. I want you to know love and to be loved.
Happy Valentine’s Day.
Single, yet loving Him
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