When You Don't Feel Loving - Wednesdays Dose - August 3rd 2011

Wednesdays Dose - August 3rd 2011 

When You Don't Feel Loving

"Let love be your highest goal" - (1 Corinthians 14:1, NLT). 

As none of us is perfect, most of us have an issue of one kind or
another. Probably my biggest issue was being afraid to love, which
came from childhood hurts. A friend recently asked me if I ever still
feel afraid to love and I said not very often but sometimes I
do. "What do you do when you feel this way?" he asked to which I
replied, "I do the loving thing."

Nobody feels loving all the time, but we can always do the loving
thing if we so choose. People who choose otherwise usually end up
driving love away. I've seen this happen and I'm sure you have too.

Jesus never told us how we should or shouldn't feel … he just told us
how to act. Sure, it is important to recognize and acknowledge our
feelings. Not to do so is to be in denial. However, it is equally
important not to allow our feelings to control us. That can be
childish and immature. But rather, we need to be in control of our
feelings and regardless of what we feel, always do the right thing,
the loving thing. This is a mark of maturity.

Prayer: "Our Loving Heavenly Father, no matter what situation I am in
nor how I feel, please help me to be like Jesus and always do the
right thing, the loving thing—even if this includes tough love where
such is needed. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer.
Gratefully, In Jesus loving Name I Pray, Amen."

Have a Blessed Wednesday and God Bless you all.
Courtesy Daily Dose Team