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Friday, March 22, 2013

how to fall out of like (in three easy steps)



So. You have that person that you like. You don't really know how it started, or what's going on, but whenever they walk by your stomach flip-flops, your palms start to sweat, and you can't ever think of anything to say.

You start to think about them a little bit more. They consume a teeny bit more of your brain. And they aren't even doing anything.

 Then you decide liking that someone is taking up too much of your time. Besides, every time you're around them you start to feel weak and dizzy. You don't need that. And you especially don't need your mind to be consumed with thinking about them. It's inconvenient. So you tell yourself to stop liking them.

You try. You think about this person countless times a day, so you push those thoughts out of your head. Your heart still jumps when you see that person. But you keep trying. And trying. And trying.

It doesn't work. You cannot stop those feelings. Trust me, I've tried.

I think it's more of what you do with the feelings that really matters. Don't be consumed with the thoughts of someone else. Because honestly, is it really worth every bit of your thoughts, maybe even a few pieces of your heart?

Cling to Jesus. Realize what He's done. He's loved me far more than any guy ever world. And yet I still run from Him. Go figure. You cannot rely on feelings. Sure, you can't stop them, but are feelings love? Did Jesus feel warm and fluttery inside when He took the blows and nails for us? I don't think He feels like loving me when I turn and run from Him. Still, He loves me anyway. That's what love is. Not a feeling, not a crush, and love isn't easy. It's really really hard. But I think it's worth it. After all, if we don't have love, what do we have?

Oh, this post was meant for young people like myself so everybody else....uh, hey.



3 comments:

  1. "Don't be consumed with the thoughts of someone else. Because honestly, is it really worth every bit of your thoughts, maybe even a few pieces of your heart?" LOVE.

    It's so true that we should focus on God's love and seek to love like He loves and give our WHOLE heart to Him. We should be focusing on Christ so that our heart's feelings, and desires will be in line with God's will for us.

    Thank you for writing this!

    Blessings!

    ~Madi

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  2. Very true and encouraging Kendra!

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  3. So true!! Only Jesus' love can ever fully satisfy us.

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