The Love Is The Important Thing
Someone I was once close to said this to me a few months ago: “Maybe the reason that Lou Sams was put here on this earth is to write. Maybe that is your calling. To write & encourage people.”
At that time I thought, “NO! We are all put here on this earth for the same reason: To love & to be loved.” But after much thought & internal debate over this, I have decided that I want to revise my opinion on that: “We are all put on this earth to LOVE God & to LOVE OTHERS.”
While the desire to be loved is one of our most basic primal needs, I think that we spend too much time, energy, & yes, even money trying to find someone to love us. I believe that if we will just learn to love God & love others, we will find the love which we seek.
Yes, I have cried out to God in the past & asked Him where the mate is that He has in mind for me?!? But I’ve come to the realization that not everyone is destined to live out a great romance novel.
And the love of God is the purest love of all anyway. Perhaps, one day, my ship will come in, & my Knight will disembark, sweep me off my feet, & we shall sail off into the sunset together.
Until then, I’m going to focus on the calling. Perhaps loving others will mean that I will write more. Perhaps not. But the love is the important thing!!!
– Lou Lehman Sams