Love is not just all about feelings; if it were, it will become hatred when feelings change due to changing circumstances.
Love is not just all about beauty; if it were, it will become ugly as beauty fades away as the years go by.
Love is not just all about who it loves is or can become; if it were, it will become disappointment if the one it loves changes from who he/she was or fails to become what he/she was expected to be.
Love is a matter of choice! It is a firm and solemn decision to love because of love itself.
God loves by choice and sustains His love by choice.
Love based on choice has feelings, admires beauty and appreciates the good qualities the one it loves has or aspires to have.
However, instead of being controlled by what it feels, it creates its own feelings.
Instead of seeing the beauty fading away, it creates an ever beautiful image of the one it loves.
Instead of becoming disappointed when the one it loves changes from who he/she was or fails to become what he/she was expected to be, it is patient and chooses to suffer long while continuing to be a support and an encouragement to the one it loves.
Everything else will find an excuse but true love based on choice will always find a way.
So which do you choose? To love by choice or by feelings?
Evangelist Oghogho Ikponmwosa Ph.D