We all dream of that one guy we will spend the rest of our lives with. Someone that will bring you chamomile tea when you have a cold, someone that will hug you when you’re hurting, and someone that will ALWAYS be there. This a young girls dream and always will be, because princesses are supposed to have princes right? Even though Disney may tell you love at first sight is real and you are supposed to marry the person you instantly fall in love with (even if it’s only been a day! HAHA remember Enchanted?) That is not always the case. Actually, I have talked to a lot of happily married couples who have said that they had NO IDEA they were going to marry the person they did.
The point I am trying to make is, love doesn’t always end in “Happily ever after.” You might meet a lot of princes, but that doesn’t mean they will be YOUR prince. Think about Jasmin, she had gone through many many suiters, but it wasn’t until she met Aladdin on a street corner that she had met her match. The world puts the expectation of “True Love” being love at first sight, and I’m sorry but that is just not the case. True love is taking the time to get to know someone, sticking with them even when in that moment you may not feel like it, being there no matter what. These are all signs of real love. The real “one” will do these things for you. So I want you to ask yourself something, do you think the person you are interested in show’s signs of true love? Are you prepared for the real answer? Because if you continue reading this article I know you will find it. And it may break you heart. So before I tell you what real “True love” is I want you to know that there is someone waaaaaay up in the sky who showed TRUE love to you many years ago. His name is Jesus and he was crucified on a cross, beaten with a metal whip, spit on, cursed at, and so many other unspeakable things, why? So that YOU could be with him. I don’t know what that tells you but it tells me that I already have true love. I have Jesus and that is enough. So even if you find out “that” person doesn’t have the same feelings, its okay, because you already have a prince in heaven.
Ok things are getting real guys!;p Someone that shows you patience is someone that shows you love. Because someone that isn’t willing to wait for you…doesn’t love you. Think about it this way, you love ice cream, but its 10 a.m. and your favorite ice cream place doesn’t open until at least noon. You could go to the grocery store and buy a carton of the just okay ice cream, or you could stick around until noon and wait for your favorite ice cream. See what I mean? You waited because you LOVE THAT ice cream. Not the other stuff from the store.
Ok you may be saying “duhh..” but honestly I know a lot of girls who wouldn’t go for a guy who is kind. He will be kind to you even when you are not kind to him, he will never raise a hand to you, or do anything to harm you intentionally.
You have hurt people, whether you realize that or not. And you have probably hurt him to. When you KNOW you’ve done something to cause him pain, does he still treat you with love, respect, kindness, and patience. Does he forgive? When Jesus was hanging on that cross he said father FORGIVE them they no not what they do. Luke 23:34 “Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” And they divided up his clothes by casting lots. Jesus showed you the ultimate love, this guy should show you the love Jesus shows for you to. He is not perfect, but you don’t have to be perfect to at least TRY to show people these qualities.
It’s amazing what people would give up for the things they loved. Does he sacrifice his time for you? Does he go out of his way to show you how he cares? Does he leap out of his comfort zone for you? If he loves you, with TRUE love, he would sacrifice things for you.
These three quality’s any guy should show you. Does he do that? If you are still stumbling then here’s a tip for you. When you are asking yourself these questions I would say look at your father, and you can’t say you don’t have a good one, because you DO. He lives in haven and is caring for you at this very moment. He spilled is blood for you on the cross, (Sacrifice) we were yelling and screaming at him, beating him to almost death. (Forgiveness) We did all these things to a man who stopped to help the blind, healed the sick, and washed our feet (Kindness.) He watches us commit sin every day, and has to wait for us to realize that he is the only thing we need (Patience.) You already have Jesus. So when you are looking for another to be in your life, why get anything less then what you already have? It may not seem like it but there are still some good guys out there, you just have to wait, and be patient. Because its “true love” you want right?
After reading this have you discovered the truth? Is it true love? I hope it is…but in case it’s not I just want you to know that just because this person wasn’t “it” doesn’t mean you are not loved. I love you and I don’t even know you, so if you ever need someone to talk to email me here,
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You are not alone in this journey, so connect with other people who can pour into you. Spend time with a man who really does truly love you, Jesus Christ. Start something new, maybe a club, sport, or hobby. You are amazing! So keep being that way! I love you guys, keep being you.