But I have this against you, that you have left your first love.
This is how it happens.
You fall in love and it’s the greatest thing since Facebook, Snap-chat or whatever. You know what I mean.
But then you get a new job or promotion. You buy a new car and bills have to be paid. You have to work overtime; the kids get sick; the house needs repairs, and it goes on and on. It all becomes a drag and frankly a little hum drum and boring.
Remember your first love, the love of your life? Who you say, oh yea, him/her?
Things happen and these boring humdrum things get in the way of our love. This world, like a black hole, will suck all our energy away from what’s really important. So stop, right now, yes, stop and take a moment to evaluate where you are and what you are doing to grow and nurture that first love.
Here’s a list to consider,
God should be first; second, your spouse, third, your family, then friends.
That should be the order of things, your priorities, and your goals. If there are things getting in the way of those priorities forget them. At least put them on the back burner, the way back burner.
Yes, there is important stuff you have to do. I understand.
But everything else that you do should only enhance your relationships with your top priorities. If those important things don’t make life better for the ones you love then they are not worth it. Understand this people live and love better with a lot less stuff. That gizmo that you think will make life better probably won’t make you a better father or mother or spouse. You are the one who is in charge of the giving love. Not the stuff.
Notice that the verse above says, “left your first love”.
Your priorities, your loves, never went anywhere. You walked away. They are still there; get back to the things that are really important.
Get back to your first love.
Too many times we think things will be better in the future. We plan, dream and expect that in a month or year or sometime in the future everyone will live happily ever after. Sorry but you only have today. There is no real tomorrow only hope for tomorrow.
Take advantage of the time you have now. Right now.
Apologize, make up and repent. Do it now.
Happily ever after starts today
This is an excerpt from my book,
A 30 Day Biblical Approach to Love
Frank J Walker LMFT
1617 Main Street
Cambria, Ca. 93428