Loving People Isn't Easy.
The vow-breakers, truth-benders. The money-grubbers and backstabbers we meet, work with, and marry. How do you love someone who is hard to love? Our typical strategy is to try harder. Conventional wisdom says that a lack of love implies a lack of effort, so we dig deeper, straining more. Were' going to love if it kill sis!
And it may do just that. Could it be we are missing a step? Could it be that the first step of love is not toward them but toward Him? After all, you can't give what you don't have.
In A Love Worth Giving, Max Lucado explores what he calls "the forgotten" first step for relationships." The secret to loving, he says, is living loved.
Are you low on love? Down to your last dose of forgiveness? Scraping the bottom of the barrel of patience? You may be trying to give what you've never received. And you may be holding just the book you need to receive it.