“Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings.” Psalms 17:8 (NIV)
When it comes to love, you want the kind that comes naturally, not love that is forced. Maybe there’s someone in your life that you love a great deal, but they don’t feel the same way you do. The thoughts in your mind may say, “I can make them love me. I can change and become whatever they want me to be. I can change careers, change my hair, get plastic surgery, have their child, leave everything I know. They will love me, I just have to…” You shouldn’t have to change yourself to get love. If God loves you just how you are, anyone He sends your way will also love you just how you are. At the heart of anything real is love and acceptance. Anything you have to change to get, you will have to constantly change in order to keep. Love is most beautiful when it is unforced and not manipulated. Let love happen by God’s divine orchestration. Whatever He sends your way He will give you the grace and wisdom to handle. You may or may not be the apple of someone’s eye just yet, but you are surely the apple of God’s eye. He loves you a great deal. You will never be able to reach the bottom of God’s love for you!
Prayer: Father God, thank You for speaking to my heart. I know You love me. Help me know it in a deeper way. Because You love me, I trust that You have someone for me that will love me just for me. Help me learn how to not force love, but trust You. Bless me with someone that will love me for me. And even if You don’t, help me be ok with it and move forward in being who You made me to be. In Jesus Name, Amen.