May was a rough month, an emotional rollercoaster going mostly downhill, fast. But it’s a new month, a fresh start, and I’m really ready for that. I’m realizing I’ve been very focused on myself (my pain, my hurt, my problems). It’s easy and natural to do but it’s not helpful or healthy. To get my focus off myself I need to refocus on something else. So I am going to refocus on others, specifically loving others.
That is my goal this month. Ive already started and it’s been really great so far. It’s not easy, it’s not glamerous and it makes me lay down all my pride but I know it’s worth it. It is a way I can glorify God, help others and better myself along the way too. The key to loving others is having no expectations for anything in return. I consider myself a loving, giving person. But if I’m honest, many times I’m hoping the person will recipercate the effort, or at least show a little gratitude…but that’s not always the case. And that is where a lot of my pain comes from; I feel hurt and the relationship feels one sided.
But real love is wildly generous and expects nothing in return. This is how God loves us; free of any of any ties, requirements or demands. Remembering God’s great love for me helps me to love others. This love is beautiful, powerful and can truely change lives.
Will you join me in loving better and brighter? Leave me a comment of how you can love on someone this month. I’d love to hear from you!
“My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” John 15:12-1
Until next time, let’s live bright!