Love Is All Series| Part 3|
Love does not envy|
One of the most freeing perspectives I have had the utmost honor of developing as I’ve been attempting to walk in rhythm of His steps is that of acceptance and expectation.
As I have let Him change the way I see the world, myself, relationships, allowing my world to flip right side up, as opposed to upside down, our “normal”, I have been able to love without borders.
"Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders, let me walk upon the waters, wherever you would call me. Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander, and my faith would be made stronger in the presence of my Savior."
- Hillsong United (Oceans)
Envy is: a feeling of discontented or resentful longing aroused by someone else’s possessions, qualities, or luck.
This characteristic is a result of our own discontentment, with ourselves essentially, our insecurity. It stems from the expectations which we place on others as well as ourselves, in turn robbing us of the simple joys we then miss out on. When we allow the Holy Spirit to change the lens we are viewing ourselves, others and our world, we can only then be able to change the way we interact with the world around is.
“Time is the very lens through which ye see—small and clear, as men see through the wrong end of a telescope —-something that would otherwise be too big for ye to see at all. That thing is Freedom: the gift whereby ye most resemble your Maker and are yourselves part of eternal reality.” - C.S. Lewis (The Great Divorce)
Learning to accept others as well as ourselves without the set of expectations we have, understanding ourselves and others for our true selves, through the point of view of our Maker, gives us the freedom to love without condition or restraint.
There is no need to wish to be anyone else but the people He created us to be. We can stop measuring ourselves against others in turn no longer measuring others against one another or ourselves.
This was a long one, but I’d love your feedback and lastly, love unconditionally.
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