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Looking for (real) love

20 April, 2011

Have you ever lost an important deal, got your phone stolen, been disappointed by a close friend, or been heartbroken? Then you know how I feel.

People seem to think I’m some infallible social barbie who lives in a perfect material world. My life is full of good things and cool people right?
At the very most, someone like me should have the least problems in finding a boyfriend or having friends right?

Yeah right.

These same people might be surprised to discover that as much love I receive, there is also hate. For every success and win, there are more failures where I’ve lost. For every stranger who’s nice, there’s a friend who’s nasty.

To me, dealing with these things or these people is like seeing a balloon drift away. Sometimes it slips away, sometimes you let it go on purpose – But at the end of the string, it was nice to hold and you can’t help feeling a little sad watching it go.

Losing a balloon reminds me that love sometimes vanishes from lives.
A husband and wife grows apart. Children grow up. A colleague stands up and shakes your hand, but if you turn around he/she stabs you in the back. Your boyfriend grows cold. Your friends don’t care.

Yes, I live in the real world, and reality bites. But I’m so thankful that I found a real love. My God’s love is steady, and I’m safely secured in the promise and knowledge that “his love endures forever”. Everything else here on earth will come and go, but Jesus’ love will last. My life is a living story of how he has taken such good care of me – I can’t imagine how lost my life would be without Him. It’s true! Try it before you buy it.

Think about this: Have you watched love disappear from your life? Would you pick the transient VS the eternal? Heaven VS the earth?

Romans 8:35-39 (New Living Translation)
Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death?
36 (As the Scriptures say, “For your sake we are killed every day; we are being slaughtered like sheep.”[a]) 37 No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.

38 And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[b] neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. 39 No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.
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Isn’t that great? We should celebrate!

Suddenly, I’m not so sad watching that balloon float away. Now I realize things look so much better from here.

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I’m not pushing my values and beliefs on anyone, but here’s sharing with u the lessons I’ve learnt in love and life.

I had a really difficult day today. It reaffirmed my decision to look for real love and real friends in my life.

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