WHAT IS LOVE?
When you love someone you are willing to put your needs and wants to the side and take care of that individual. This is not done to neglect your growth or the individual you need to be. In fact, this is done so whatever is great in you, can be combined with whatever is great in them. This combination is what builds a foundation for two individuals to prosper and grow businesses and a family in unity. Love also allows peace to thrive in the environment that you are in.
Some people believe "LOVE IS A BATTLE FIELD". You have to fight, stalk, check-on, nag, remember who did wrong and when it was done. Love is not that complicated, love releases worry and fear. When you truly love someone, their actions tell you what to expect and you will be okay with it. When you love someone, you don't even have to be in the same place as they are and you know something is wrong and you would do what you can to help them. When you love someone, you would develop yourself and fix what they tell you hurts them so that you can be a better person and have a healthy relationship. When you love someone you would forgive them and let go what they did wrong and focus on what they are doing right. When you love someone you never throw any insecurities, things they did wrong or their weird family members in their face to make them feel less. Love uplift and has peace that comes with it.
1 Corinthians 13:4-5
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud, it does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrong.
As we grow in life we have many setbacks and interact with people that we may want to love, you may want them to love you as well. The most important thing about love is to learn how to love yourself and to learn how to love GOD and Jesus. If you read the bible GOD shows the perfect most purest love through his prophet Hosea. Hosea was made to marry a prostitute in order to demonstrate the love that GOD has for his people.
When a person finds true love it comes with so much peace and joy. Even when life becomes bad and the person gets sick or there is a disagreement, it is handled with so much respect and care. Not everyone is sweet and gentle, the point is that the two people would have away to communicate that demonstrates their love for each other. There is no violence and destruction involved.
As you continue through your day and think about the relationships that you have. Honestly ask yourself, is it love? or is it just something to occupy your time. Do you love yourself enough to walk away? or do you need to stay because you don't trust GOD enough to fix the broken pieces? There are no perfect relationships but when you have honest LOVE, you have honest PEACE, and when you have honest peace you have so much JOY.