The circle of love goes like this:
- First: You love someone
- Second: They receive your love
- Third: They then respond by loving you back
This is as natural as breathing…in the Garden of Eden.
If you want to see this circle work love a little innocent child; it works like a charm.
Unfortunately we do not live in the Garden of Eden and we lose our innocence pretty quickly. Thus the circle of love can easily be broken and when that happens you must be prepared.
For example, if you are not willing to love someone the relationship will never get off the ground.
And then if the person you are trying to love is so broken that they cannot receive your love the circle can be broken.
And finally, there are people who are emotional black holes and will receive your love till they drain you dry but will never give love back. Those kind of people are extremely dangerous and must be treated with great caution.
Bottom line, love is a complicated thing. (This is not news to you I’m sure!) Therefore, even through you must love everyone you must also protect yourself from people who have trouble loving you back.
- The ONE THING for today: When difficulties occur in any relationship you have to examine where the circle of love is broken, that is where you must focus if you hope to improve matters.
John 3:19 (NKJV)
And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.