Do you trust in unconditional love? Can you handle being a transmitter and not just a receiver? In a world polluted with hate and deception, many of us feel hopeless to experience unwavering, unconditional love. An even greater challenge is to offer this love to another person. Life can make a heart cold and rigid if not renewed. You may ask yourself, “How can I trust in love and expand my capacity to reciprocate it?” Thankfully, the Word of God gives insight in this area. In this post, we will explore two attributes towards building trust to love unconditionally.
ALLOW YOURSELF TO BE RENEWED
“I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you.
I will remove your stony heart from your body
and replace it with a living one,”
– Ezekiel 36:26 (Common English Bible)
This is vital. You must surrender the pain and brokenness of your past. Distinguish all fear and negativity ignited by your former mindset. Revenge and bitterness have no place in your new heart. Permit the chains of betrayal, disappointments, and lies from the people you once trusted to crumble. If you are like me, this renewal process is ongoing. Sometimes it seems like the more you let go, a new suppressed memory tries to sprout up and harden your heart. In times like these, you must look ahead and focus on your best future.
Positive thoughts are instrumental to overall wellness. Meditate on the life-giving, restorative power of scripture. Trust the promises of your ever-faithful Heavenly Father. Allow Him to renew your mental, spiritual and physical state. Remember, your heart deserves a clean slate for unconditional love to flourish.
LEVEL UP YOUR LOVE
Beloved, let us [unselfishly] love and seek the best for one another,
for love is from God; and everyone who loves [others] is born of God
and knows God [through personal experience].
The one who does not love has not become acquainted with God
[does not and never did know Him], for God is love.
[He is the originator of love,
and it is an enduring attribute of His nature.]
– 1 John 4:7-8 (Amplified Bible)
Do you want the best for others and for yourself? Always. No exceptions. No matter how many times the mark is missed. Forever. And Ever. This is how God loves us. This level of love takes time to process, especially if you have been deeply wounded. Familiarize yourself with the attributes of unconditional love so that you do not accept impostors. No longer engage in superficial or conditional love. Guard your heart from wickedness and give it no place in your life. Unconditional love can only come from a person who is “acquainted” with God. Become that person and practice unconditionally loving yourself. Level up your personal relationship with Him and your capacity for loving others will increase. Now is the perfect time to trust God for a new heart!