…read a Facebook status today…*gasps* Yes I still go there from time to time to scroll through my news feed, only to become quickly annoyed with what mine eyes usually see. The status that gave me pause today was posed as a question to whether or not love really conquers all. There was only one comment so far, and it simply stated “um NO!”. Me being the believer in Love that I am, put my two cents in, and even more simply commented, “Yes.” I then hit the send button and went on about my day. As I began to make the most delectable egg-wrap with spinach, mushroom and mozzarella cheese for my lunch, I glance over and see the red notification light beaming on my phone. I go to check it and see that someone else has responded to the “love” status. This time the comment is an absolute, “No ma’am.” For some reason this bothered me. It still bothers me. So what do I do when things bother me? I either discuss it in a colloquy with whomever is at my disposal at the moment, blog about it, or I resort to eating snacks. Eating snacks always puts things into perspective for me. Moving on. So I was inspired to blog about it; in hopes that it enlightens someone.
Why Love Does Conquer All
Love, can unequivocally without a doubt conquer all. The answer is really simple to understand. God. Is. Love. Say it with me, “God is love.” We have to actively seek, be, and give love, in order for it to manifest itself. Love cannot and will not, conquer anything or do anything alone. As in by itself. Reason being is because love is a verb. Love does. Love moves. Love is active. These descriptors of love are all reminiscent of God. He is present and forever working. Which leads me to go further and say, love is not still. Neither is God. To be still is to not move. Stagnant and lifeless is the exact opposite of what God is, and what love should be. You can neither accomplish nor conquer anything being immobile. Same goes with love.
When I hear people bash love and watch them turn their backs on love, it makes me uneasy to say the least. It makes me question whether they really know what love is. I mean really, really know, what love is. I use one source and one source only for my definition of love. 1 Corinthians 13: 4-7. I even included a picture of the verse for those whom aren’t familiar with it. See how nice I am? *insert smile here* However, it is the following verse that makes all the sense in the world to me. It states: Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 1 Corinthians 13:8 Take note of this: Where there are tongues they will be stilled. Period. Stilled. Understanding this verse alone makes it easier for me to love others.
If you wholeheartedly believe that love does not conquer all, and you can say with conviction that you are not, I repeat you are not speaking from a hurt place (e.g.based on emotions), then isn’t it also safe to say that you too believe that God isn’t able? Is that the case? If so, you may as well stop reading this now. But if you know, believe, and trust that God is able, you can not and should not believe that love doesn’t conquer all. Because once again, God is love. It is very hard to see and experience something dynamic such as love when we’re peering through subjective-prescription lenses. Yea, read it again please. You have got to know the difference between love that is real, and emotions that can be disguised as love. I’ve been there and back, and around again, and sideways and upside down. It was only once I learned through these 5 verses, that love as I thought I knew it, and apparently what an abundance of other people think they know about it, is in fact not love at all.
So for those of you whom have a difficult time believing in the power of love, I want you to first ask yourself what is it that led you to that belief. If your answer has anything to do with what another person did and your feelings afterward, then I’m here to inform you that love isn’t based upon the adverse actions of others. Then after you do that, you should probably read this…Whoever Said Love Hurts Lied.
And remember folks: Keep your Faith, Hope, and Love in Him…then watch what happens.
…telling me Love can’t conquer all, hmph!
Love all around,
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