It has taken me many years to understand the concept of love. What is love? How can you make it last forever? I have learned a few things about love that I would like to share.
First to be able to love, you must love God for God is love and loved us greatly (Ephesians 2:4, 1 John 4:19). When you get the concept of God’s love for you and yours for Him, you can then love others.
The second thing I learned is that you must first love yourself for others to love you. Now I am not talking about being in love with yourself. (Who hasn’t known a person like that?) Being in love with yourself just leads to destruction. Loving yourself means being comfortable and confident in who you are and what you have to bring to the world.
Third you must love others. Loving others not only pleases God but also gives you meaning to your life.
Finally fourth, is the relationship love, the kind of love that last forever. To truly love someone you must make them the top priority. Love them unselfishly. Love them till their needs are more important than your own. Too many times we get into a relationship and are more concerned what we need from them that we forget their needs. This love is just not physical, but emotional, spiritual, and intellectual. You must have all four to make this love a forever love.