Scripture Reference: …bearing with one another in love. – Ephesians 4:2.
Love is not always the way the movies portray it to be, it isn’t all about red roses and chocolate. It has the other side too. Someone said “When you start to see weakness and you are ready to live and express positivity in its presence, then you are truly in love.”
One tough truth about love that you may never get to hear is that you’ll not love only things you like. You must learn to love the good, the bad and the ugly. There are moments there are no signs of progress concerning the things you want changed and you still have to love, believing that one day, a change will come. Your ability to stay and bear seeing things you want changed for the sake of the greater good is what it means to bear in love.
If a new believer that has been taught on key ways to grow in the things of God, finds himself wallowing back into sin time and time again. It isn’t the time to put the believer in
the ‘would not make it box’. It is the time to bear in love and still follow up on the person’s growth and experience. Regardless of how many times you have previously had to explain and teach the same lessons, you must go through the process again until the seed of love germinates. Jesus knew His disciples were going to deny him, and even betray Him, but it never stopped Him from expressing love on every level and at every opportunity He had. Jesus had someone stealing consistently from His purse which He was aware of and never made a comment on.
Above all, Jesus sees your shortcomings, weaknesses and loves you the same. What a mighty God we serve.
I bear the difficulties that I may encounter in dealing with people. I am not hasty in casting people aside. I receive the rewards that walking in love brings.
Daily digest: Ephesians 4:1-32
Prayer: Lord, I receive the grace to be patient in love. I am not hasty in judging people’s characters. I give people their fair chances