love is a choice

“Now choose life, so that you may love the Lord your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the Lord is your life, and he will give you many years in the land he swore to give to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.” - Deuteronomy 30:20

you choose to love or you choose not to love.  
we've bought into this myth that love is uncontrollable, that it's something that just happens to us; it's not something we control.  love doesn't just happen to you.  love is a choice and it represents a commitment.  there's no doubt about it, attraction is uncontrollable. but attraction is not love.

i have to admit i'm guilty of thinking love is uncontrollable.  when i married joe i had NO IDEA what love meant.  i thought we would just breeze through life because we loved each other, i thought that was enough.  i didn't realize what a daily choice and commitment it would be. 
you must choose to love God
he won't force you to love him (Deuteronomy 30:20).  you can ignore God and go a totally different way.  you can destroy your life if you choose to do that.  God still won't force you to love him because he knows love can't be forced.

out for now