Oh, the forever search for that one true everlasting infinite love of your life! Some may describe this as searching for their soul mate, but no matter how we want to describe this romantic love you’re searching for, we start to see this at birth with our parents love for one another. We can’t turn on a television without seeing a romantic love scene, or open a magazine and see a happy smiling couple, we walk down the street we see couples embracing, holding hands gazing at one another with love in their eyes.
We turn on the radio and what do we hear? Love songs pledging undying love! My goodness, I can go on. You might have said to yourself, “this looks so easy” but as some may have experienced, romantic love can make you want to live a million happy years with this “soul mate,” or “Love of your life,” or if it ends, it can take you down a dark path where you wish a quick painless death upon yourself because sadly, it had caused so much loss pain and tragedy in your life. Then we ask, “God how can this be?” Love! What is this? A curse? A spell? A ridiculous trick? Let me turn to my favorite quote in the bible. I love this quote and I turn to it many times. I can assure you God has not cursed you or anything mentioned above although understandably it may seem like it at the time. I reflect on this Biblical quote many times in my life.
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.” Corinthians 13:4-8
How many times have we prayed? We begged God to send us the right one. Well, that love is not going to come until God know’s we are ready for this (yes, this can seem frustrating but its true). I’ve heard this many times in my life, people frustrated, even upset with God thinking he’s not listening to our Prayers. Have you heard the song by Garth Brooks, “Unanswered Prayers?” It says a lot.
I’ve seen friend’s, acquaintances, people in my life upset with dating. They keep running into person after person thinking is he/she “the one?”
We may end up settling for a relationship that is toxic, poisonous, or down right abusive. Do any of these relationships sound familiar?
In terms of letting go, learn about yourself, trust in yourself. Live your life, enjoy your friends, family and those around you who love you, educate yourself, grow in spirit, attend your favorite functions. Work on you and most of all love yourself! Your future partner will thank you for it.
Keep praying and have faith in yourself that the love of your life is out there and might not be quite ready for you either. I like to think God works on us every day and that everything God is doing happens for a reason, and even if you think he’s not listening and answering our prayers, he is. And when you are ready for this special person and they are ready for you, it will happen when you least expect it. “Let go and find love.” It will come to you when you’re not looking.
“When your soul is ready your mate will find you.”