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Falling In Love?

Did God call us to "fall in love" or "grow in love"?

Here’s a question for everyone…Are we called to “fall in love” with someone?… Or are we called to “grow in love” with one another?

Have you noticed the many broken people in the world around us? Could it be because they have “fallen in love” when we were never called to do so? The laws of the universe testify to the fact that if something falls enough times, it will become quite fragile and brittle over time. Eventually, it will become difficult to “fix” it. In relation to humanity, that which is broken will become more difficult to heal. Why? Because we keep falling.

When someone falls, they go down as a result of losing control. Losing control means that we become vulnerable to anything happening to us over which we are unable to exercise any type of power to prevent the event from happening. This is why we have some people fall into depression after “falling in love”. Some people attempt suicide. Some people become angry, bitter and resentful. Why? Because they have experienced some form of hurt from falling.

 However, if we “grow in love”, we take time to go through a process. We live day by day. More than this, we are taking our time to nurture and mature. We understand that we do not automatically “be” one, but we are “becoming” one. In addition, we do not lose our identity, but we find out more about our identity. We do not diminish any nor suffer any loss, but we gain value. Why? Because as we “grow in love” together, there is something phenomenal going on beneath the surface…our root system is becoming intertwined together that becomes one single root system instead of two. The root system becomes so strong when we “grow in love” together that the winds of life cannot uproot it…regardless of how strong and powerful the wind becomes.

In other words, “falling in love” is not Biblical, but “growing in love” is scriptural. Let us find our way back to sound teaching by following in the footsteps of Jesus and overthrow the works of the devil. Save your marriage. Protect your family. Save your ministry. Stop “falling” and start “growing.”

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5 Comments on Falling In Love?

  1. I love that differentiation!

  2. AGREE, AGREE, AGREE 100% Thank you Sean for sharing your insight into a subject about which the world is continuing to “fall.” This is similar to loving whatever you want in your life. Dating in our culture is a “pitfall” for those who live by their senses. After fifty-six years Jerry and I can attest to the experience of growing in love, through many years of waiting for the Lord’s working in each of us. Thankfully, He is good, His mercy is everlasting, and HIs truth endures forever. Blessings to you and your family. 🙂

    • Sean Mungin // October 18, 2017 at 11:49 // Reply

      I’m grateful to God for teaching this to me. Now I must learn how to apply it to my life as well. Thanks for sharing your story! I can only pray for the best, do my best and trust God for the best!

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