This post was originally posted on my Oyler Creative business website blog on March 15, 2015. I am moving all of those personal blog posts over to this site to keep the Oyler Creative website completely business-related.
And this is just as true today as it was then.
I’ve seen this passage going around on various social media outlets and I very much like it. I’ve never seen an author mentioned, but somewhere, there is an author; these aren’t my words. But my thoughts follow.
If you ever fall in love, fall in love with someone who wants to know your favorite color and just how you like your coffee. Fall in love with someone who loves the way you laugh and would do absolutely anything to hear it. Fall in love with someone who puts their head on your chest just to hear your heartbeat.
Fall in love with someone who kisses you in public and is proud to show you off to everyone they know. Fall in love with someone who makes you question why you were afraid to fall in love in the first place. Fall in love with someone who would never ever want to hurt you.
Fall in love with someone who falls in love with your flaws and thinks you are perfect just the way you are. Fall in love with someone who thinks you are the one they want to wake up next to every day for the rest of their life.
I am more than proud to say I have fallen in love with that very person. And I pray that my daughters will also fall in love with such a person.
BUT…It is not easy. That kind of love takes work, and lot’s of it. You don’t meet someone, and even fall in love, and have things magically turn out perfectly. YOU have to be that same person too. It is definitely a two-way street. Don’t expect something that you yourself can’t give – unconditionally. And the most important “secret” – make GOD the very foundation of your life, your love, and your relationship.
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But my number one goal, my mission in life, is to glorify God in everything that I do and all that I am. As 1 Corinthians 10:31 states, “So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” That’s it. That is my mission. God has assigned that mission to me (and to all followers of Jesus) and I have chosen to accept that mission.
But because I want to glorify God, and to honor Him with everything I do, I invite Him to search my heart, my thoughts, every single day. The things I’m anxious about, the times when anxiety or even depression seem to overwhelm me, I want God to see those thoughts so that He can handle them for me.
I have many new friends who probably have never seen this and/or don’t know why my birthday (yesterday, August 17) is always so bittersweet for me. It’s hard to believe it has been 48 years since that fateful morning. I can remember those details so clearly. It really doesn’t seem possible it was that long ago.
Psalms 119: 66-68 I believe in your commands, now teach me good judgment and knowledge. I used to wander off until you disciplined me; but now I closely follow your word. You are good and do only good; teach me your decrees. I was raised in the church. I was dedicated to the service of…