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How to Give Love

Ordering anything online is a risk. The expectation is receiving exactly what's ordered. There are many testimonies online of consumers not getting what was expected. The buyers gave their money but didn't receive the product or service that they paid for. The company did not make an effort to satisfy the consumer, but instead just gave what they had. The business can not give what they don't have. They advertise false things to make the items for sale seem nice and worth the money, but it's not.


Love is a risk. The expectation is loving someone and in return, they will love back, but that's not always the case. People advertise themselves as being ready for love but they are not. Some people are good at receiving love but they are not good at giving love. I rarely see people say I'm ready to be a good husband or wife. I always see post about people saying they are ready to receive their future spouse. Many people fail to realize that a huge part of relationships is giving. As a matter of fact, it's the most important part. If two people in a relationship continuously give to each other, it's hard for the relationship to fail.

Giving isn't always about monetary gifts but about being there for one another in every stage of the relationship. Communication in a relationship is the key to find out how to give to the person. Knowing the person's love language is a big help to understand how to give love. Everyone has different ways that make them feel loved and it's up to the mate to find out how they can make them feel loved.

The most important element of giving love is to be filled with love. People can not give what they do not have. It goes back to the opening paragraph example. If people aren't filled with love then they will give counterfeit love. The love won't be genuine and the person on the receiving end will know it. This is why self-love is so important. The Bible says it in Mark 12:31 NIV "The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”

The first command is love God with all of your heart. The second, love your neighbor as yourself. If people don't love themselves then they can't give love. Love includes, but not limited to, forgiveness, patience, kindness, understanding, spending time, serving, peace. providing, sacrifice. If people can't do all of these things for themselves, it's hard to give these things in a relationship.

I want to encourage everyone to become genuine givers of love to yourself and others.


Prayer:

Dear Lord,

Thank you for being Love. Please fill everyone reading this with Your spirit of Love. Help us to love ourselves so we can give love genuinely to others. Give us wisdom in this area. Help us to communicate to others on how to give love. In Jesus name. Amen.