The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: He leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
Today, I’m thinking about my college friend from Ohio State University; I miss her! I’m wearing my hair like hers today! She used to wear her hair in a high curly bun alot. She’s Black and Asian (her father is Black; her mother is a petite, humble, meek, and quiet-spirited Asian woman). If I remember correctly, her parents met in the Vietnam war. She knew I was of Asian descent (mixed ancestry) before I knew, lol. We used to have long conversations about SO much! She confided in me alot, and she trusted me with her heart. There were women in college who used to steal her boyfriends, and I would ALWAYS tell her that she was a better fit for them. For each of them. And she was.
There are three takeaways I have for you today: 1) Never love out of obligation. In the end, it will hurt more than help. Love because you want to; love because you need to. 2) Breaks are necessary, but we shouldn’t take breaks longer than we need to. When we take longer than necessary breaks from what and who we love, it will be more difficult for us to get our groove back. Take value in what is important to you. 3) Trust the process. Where God has you is where you need to be.
Ms. Walker from Seattle, Washington: If you are watching, hey, love! I pray you are doing well!
With God’s Love,