After a week of fighting with hubby and reflecting on everything that he wasn’t doing for me, I was lead to read 1 Corinthians 13:4-7. For the first time, these verses came alive to me and I understood what it was all about.And as I read these verses, I began to understand, what an epic failure I was when I judged myself based on these verses.
Love is patient – FAIL
Love is kind – I certainly have not been kind to hubby lately.
It does not envy – Please God, don’t let me fail this one.
It is not proud – ummm. Guilty
It does not dishonor others – Guilty. At this point, I am begining to sense a pattern here.
It is not self seeking – Groan! Re-reading my first line of this post.
It is not easily angered – Red Flag! Red Flag!
It keeps no record of wrongs – (Are you kidding me? ) I have to re-think my entire life. Huge Guilty!
Love does not delight in evil – Let me pass this one too God, please?
Rejoices in the truth – Hopefully, this is a pass.
Always protects – A pass. Maybe?
Always trusts – My biggest area of failure.
Always hopes – My second biggest area of failure.
Always persevere – I give up too easily. Sometimes even before I start trying. FAIL!
Sigh! I need to work on a whole lot of things in my life. I need to learn what LOVE really means. It is certainly not what I have been practicing lately. And I sure am glad that God is not giving up on me.He is still working on me to make me who I ought to be.
Have you checked your life with 1 Cor 13:4-6 lately? I sure hope you fare better than I did. If not, relax. God still loves you. There is hope yet, for all of us.