#50DaysCountDownTo2015 – DAY 32. Written by Ayoola-Abolade Toyosi. He blogs at davetwizzy.blogspot.com
“Who do you think you are? How could you embarrass me like that?” Shade was furious! She had endured for too long. Steven had been with her for a year & a half. They were ‘in love’ and the entire world envied their relationship. They first met at the park in Ojota and were coincidentally travelling the same way. Like lightening, mutual attraction struck them. They talked all through the 5-hour journey and eventually exchanged contacts. After months of intimate friendship, Steven finally popped the question. He was going marry her! Everything had been perfect.
“Steve, when did I stop becoming enough for you? You now treat me like garbage; like I don’t mean anything to you anymore. What happened to us?”
Steve’s face was firm.
“Us? Wetin dey do this one? Mama I don taya for your parol abeg! Two years don almost reach and you never allow boys enter” Shade was lost!
“Babe, there was never an ‘us’ abeg.” Steve continued
“I just wan run your package ni. But honestly, you’re spiritual and I like that. You’re the first girl I’ve been determined to get that I still haven’t laid my hands on. You try. I’m moving on; it’s over! Don’t take it personal o! Na just freestyle I dey do”. With those words, he walked out. Shade didn’t know how to process what she just heard. She just kept weeping profusely. She was used.
‘Love’ is a word commonly used by a lot people, but only a few really understand its true meaning. What is Love? Where can it be found? How do I know if I love someone truly? Well, I’m not a love expert but I can tell you precisely what love is. God is the standard, He always is.
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: while we were still sinners, Christ died for us – Romans 5:8
This is easily the simplest definition of Love. When we were imperfect, lost and sinful, God still loved us. Love is when you respect, value and honor someone. Jesus; the greatest example, showed us what love is. True love is sacrificial. If you really love someone, you’d think of the person’s needs before yours.
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, 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, and always perseveres – 1 Corinthians 13:4-7.
The definition of true love couldn’t be clearer. The standard is the Bible and I believe everyone is capable of loving with the Love of Christ. Don’t fall short of this standard. LOVE TRULY!