1 Corinthians 13:4
Love is patient…
There’s a joke that goes “Only a hospital has patients” (get it, patience/patients).
We live in an instant society, instant feedback, instant rewards, and instant satisfaction.
I’m sorry but love isn’t like that. Love is about growing, nurturing, and waiting, sometimes a lot of waiting. Above all love takes work, hard work sometimes.
It would be great if Cupid could shoot you with an arrow and true love would arrive, but it has never been like that.
Even if you fell in love instantly it takes time and patience for that love to grow and strengthen. If you are truly in love you are in it for the long haul. You want to be in it for the forever ever after, long term. Don’t you? It’s no secret your love will be tested by the ups and down of just daily living. Just by being alive you will have to deal with traumas, dramas, and unavoidable bad stuff.
The only way your love can survive is with patience and waiting. Don’t get me wrong, love is a strong medicine. Your love for one another may be the only thing that helps your survive though times. Just knowing you have someone who loves you and is there for you will help you survive the rough stuff life hands out.
However, instant answers, instant solutions, isn’t what loving is all about.
Love is like a hospital (remember the bad joke at the top? How could you forget?). Love is where healing takes place.
Be in love and be patient.
This is an excerpt from my book,
A 40 Day Biblical Approach to Love
Frank J Walker LMFT
1617 Main Street
Cambria, Ca. 93428