Earlier today, as I was thinking and praying about what to write, nothing sprung to mind. I had some posts in my back pocket, edited and ready to go, but I didn’t really want to post any of them. They didn’t feel right, but I didn’t know what the right thing was. Anyone else ever felt like this before?
Then I picked up Steven Furtick’s book, Unqualified, and continued reading. And, within the pages, I couldn’t help but feel the immense love of God. The best and most confusing part of this is that his love is not because of anything I’ve done. He loves me simply because he loves me. There’s nothing I can do to make him love me any more or any less.
Because I value meritocracy so much, this is a difficult thing for me to accept, but that doesn’t make it any less true. It’s my job, not to perform for love, but simply to receive his love. And, knowing I’m immensely and unendingly loved by God allows me to move forward in life. I can be confident and secure in my identity because it’s in him and not in my own doing or my own making.
This reminded me of a video I shot last year with We Are Unveiled. In it, I discuss the concept of love and how God is perfect love. I hope this is as encouraging to you as it has been for me.
How do you view love?
Do you struggle to accept the love of God? Why or why not?
To go Deeper: Read Unqualified, Follow the Cloud, Love Does
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