Say “I Love You” When You’re Not Listening

distance

And I will make sure to keep my distance,
Say I love you when you’re not listening,
How long, can we keep this up, up, up?

In Christina Perri’s song entitled “Distance”, it talks about loving someone at the wrong time. Maybe it’s too soon or it’s too late, but nevertheless, it’s about being around that one whom your heart longs for without being able to show your true feelings, without being able to tell the person.

We’ve all (join me here) at some point in our life encountered that feeling of secretly liking someone, secretly having eyes on them and secretly wishing they knew (and that he felt it too *char) But you kept it unnoticed.

Why?

Because it’s the wise thing to do.

Song of Solomon 8:4

“..not stir up or awaken love until it pleases.” (ESV)
“..Do not arouse or awaken love until it so desires.” (NIV)

and because we cannot just trust our own feelings

Jeremiah 17:9
The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?

I’m not saying that you should stop loving someone because that’s what commanded us to do, to love one another. My point is, more than thinking rationally and romantically – act with wisdom, examine your heart. Know that God is more concern what inside your heart, your motives, your love.

Don’t be emotionally unstable and romantically imbalance

I know, easier said than done.
That’s why we need grace.
That’s why it requires our own effort.
My leader once told me its a “conscious decision”

Dying of oneself.

In my case, it’s dying in my own emotion, to bring greater glory. Not me but to Him. It’s dying to myself so I can trust Him fully.

My only prayer is that He will increase the level of my faith in this season, in this time of waiting as He continually remains faithful in all His promises.

Matthew 6:33 (ESV)
But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

 

Emotionally yours,
Aubrey

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