I wish that people weren’t so afraid to try God. I mean so much so that they are living miserable lives, yet still won’t give something a real shot that they’ve never tried. And I mean I get it. I was there. I felt like I had life under control and then I found myself in a dark place with everything to be happy about but not feeling happy about any of it. It was in that space that I thought to myself, “what haven’t I tried?” I had never given God the opportunity to be the true Lord of my life. The moment that I submitted to His will, some painful things happened, some things from my life that I desperately wanted to cling to faded away, but what I found in the midst of confusion and falling apart was invaluable.
We live in a digital age and that affects every part of our lives including our worship. Now, we can hop on TV or the internet or iTunes or Periscope to check out our favorite pastors and preachers from all across the world. Which is great and I utilize all of those things throughout my week, but it doesn’t take away from the need to actually have a church home and family where you can gather in person. I know that it’s a little played out by I think church still matters.
So when I think of love unplugged, I think of exploring love disconnected from what you’ve seen on TV, from the example your parents provided, and disconnected from the idea that it will be a fairytale. I am sure there is someone out there that feels their love is a fairytale but I haven’t met them yet, so I am going to go with it. We have to be able to define love with our partner and through the example that God has set for us.
And yes it’s really hard to do. But at the end of the day, it’s essential to having a healthy relationship. When we have so many outside sources as our standard, we are setting ourselves up for a more challenging course. Having expectations, wants and needs are all great, but I know that plenty of us have overlooked what could have been amazing love because we were looking for a fairytale and not reality.