The right kind of love is always worth waiting for
by Andrelene Veloso
February 11, 2017

Have you ever reached a point in your life where you questioned God of the failed relationships you’ve had or how the countless beautiful guys you had a crush on never even noticed you?

 

I encountered both— and it made me a whole different person.

 

At a young age of 11, having a crush and being able to date them made me escape the pain and the suffering I’ve felt within my broken home. It felt like I was always loved and cared for.  It brought me to a new world that made me experience both happiness and pain. But, it was later that I realized that pain was more evident.

 

When I was in fourth-year high school, I entered a relationship where the guy was younger than I, and that my parents didn’t know about it in the first place. I tried to hide the relationship from my parents because I don’t want them to think I am repeating my old self— brat, vulnerable, easy to get, broken and all the negative things they could think of me.

 

But the secret didn’t last long, my mom found out about it, and it was fine with her as long as I know where I stand. Our relationship went stronger as months passed by, but not until I entered college. It was almost a year of a roller-coaster relationship, he broke up with me, with no reason at all.

 

Fast forward, the things that I experienced in the past brought me lessons. That, I should not rush into entering a relationship, because I will always be in a relationship with the Lord, and that He is still preparing the best and the perfect man I will spend my entire life with.

 

My priorities changed when I’ve fully and truly understood the meaning of being in a relationship or having a “God’s gift.” That it doesn’t come in just a blink of an eye. It is prayed for.

 

One of my favorite verses in the Bible is found in 1 Corinthians 13:4-13. It is a reminder to what love should really be.

Love is patient, love is kind. It is not jealous, [love] is not pompous, it is not inflated, it is not rude, it does not seek its own interests, it is not quick-tempered, it does not brood over injury, it does not rejoice over wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Love never fails. If there are prophecies, they will be brought to nothing; if tongues, they will cease; if knowledge, it will be brought to nothing. For we know partially and we prophesy partially, but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away. When I was a child, I used to talk as a child, think as a child, reason as a child; when I became a man, I put aside childish things. At present we see indistinctly, as in a mirror, but then face to face. At present I know partially; then I shall know fully, as I am fully known. So faith, hope, love remain, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

 

1 Corinthians 13 taught me to love— with patience, kindness, truth, and hope. It reminds me of how beautiful it is to wait for what God has in stored for me and for my God’s gift.

 

To you, my dear friends, I hope and I pray that you will love patiently, kindly, truthfully and that your love will always grow with hope.

 

Always remember, the right kind of love will always be worth the wait.

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