Until you commit to the goal of connection, all the relational tools in the world are not going to help you. It’s only when you decide to take responsibility to pursue connection that you will discover just why you need these tools. It’s only when you commit to moving toward someone that you will seek the knowledge and skills necessary to reach them. – Danny Silk, Keep Your Love On
It’s only in the choosing that our pursuit ignites with purpose.
If you encountered someone who was deaf, and you wanted to communicate with them, you would seek out sign language to help you do so. If they were blind, you might learn to write them a letter in braille, or add more descriptive words to your dialogue.
When we choose to love someone, we decide to study them and find out what they love, then discover how we can best offer them our love.
And we can only do so when we chose to do so whole heartedly.
Jeremiah 29:13 reminds us that God promises those who chose to wholeheartedly seek Him will find Him.
When we are intent on learning more about the ones we love, we will discover who they are.
And when we discover who they are, we are able to love them more deeply and whole heartedly in response.
It all begins with our choice.
Will we press in for deeper connection, or settle for surface level fluff?
Like cotton candy, which tastes good going down but doesn’t satisfy your hunger, surface loving never satisfies our deeper longing to connect with one another.
Because God ultimately hardwired us to connect with Him, and to one another.
I have decided to throw off my usually cover of restraint and purposely chase after God with all I am and have.
And I am choosing to do the same in all my relationships.
With God as the primary lover of my soul, and His guidance, I will discover how to love more, deeper, stronger and better.
For when Love Himself is your pursuit, and promises to be found by all who purpose to seek after Him?
With Him, I can love as He intends. With all my heart, for His glory and his honour, to better His Kingdom. Loving those about me as He has designed them to want to be loved, and as His love overflows through me to and for them.