Have you ever heard a love story, a true life love story where it really was “boy meets girl, boy chases girl, girl falls for boy, boy and girl live happily ever after?” Not often, because it just isn’t that simple.
A real love story is like the amplified version of the Bible. Boy meets girl (after he’s spent the last 6 months kind of watching her, talking to her once in awhile, maybe even having a coffee or drink), girl notices boy noticing her (and then starts fretting because boy is not exactly like her notebook/scrapbook/diary/online blog says that the boy should be), boy chases girl (around the bar, through the street of *insert city here* meanwhile girl is freaking out and is not sure that boy is chasing her because of any number of reasons that would take up most of this blog or that he’s not chasing in her exactly the way THE BOOK is telling her he should chase her), girl falls for boy (but by then boy seems to be disinterested but maybe he isn’t, maybe he is now not sure either and apparently figuring it out together is not in the cards, instead they both must not talk about it with each other but both shall discuss it with everyone else, and then maybe, maybe they date, but not before girl tries to control the situation, which really, never works), then, after numerous frustrations, conversations and misunderstandings finally the boy takes a risk, admits how he feels and that maybe he would like to see if they can figure out if they want to live happily ever after together, they go for coffee…etc etc…then, maybe they live happily ever after.
yes I am totally exaggerating but I’m writing the blog and it’s funnier this way…
Not so simple eh? Not the kind of stuff that movies/songs/books show you. It’s not the story of boys meets girl. It’s the story of “let’s complicate life, think only of ourselves and not of each other.”
What it isn’t, is the story of boy meets girl and they both meet God.
I have had the privilege of being part of some incredible boy meets girl meets God stories. I have watched Godly men and women pursue God and each other. Some of these stories “ended” in marriage, some are still writing their dating stories, and others have chosen to part ways. The one thing that I have noticed is this…
Aside from good communication (a completely different blog post), these couples have kept God at the centre of their relationships. And not only after they start dating, before they do, before they even meet…“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Matthew 6:33
God is the greatest romantic of us all. He is passionately and without fail pursuing His bride at all times. He wants to love us so much and to have us love Him. You only have to read Song of Songs to see the Romantic that Christ is. I encourage you to have a read on your own. He is the ultimate example…
God wants your life to be fulfilled and He wants the best for you…If we seek God and run after Him, allow Him to write His love story with us then our earthly love story will come to pass and it will be beautifully written.Seeking God, maturing in that relationship can allow you to have the kind of love that is spoken about in 1 Corinthians 13:4-8a… Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. I can’t say I have done it right, in fact, I’ve done it wrong, a lot. But I’m going to listen to some wise words “Insanity is doing something over and over and thinking you’re going to get a different outcome” (paraphrased). Personally I’m going to stop looking for the simplistic love story, the quick fix. My focus is on the greater love story. The love story that the Author of Love is writing for me.**
**I don’t know everything and I am learning too so emphasis on the exaggeration and hyperbole to get the point across needs to be taken as it is written**