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Looking for Love In All The Wrong Places

Feb 20th, 2017 | By Ava M. Gardner, Blog Lead

Lately, Paul has been on my mind, and so has Daniel, and even James. But Paul is the one who has been showing up lately. It used to be Joseph. And, there are times, when I do spend time in his journey, but right now, it is Paul.

We have to be careful in viewing Paul's life, because the immediate assumption is that we could focus on his pain, his adversity, and the doom and gloom which would beget him. We look to his letters, his life, and the impact he had then, and the influence he has now.

Paul had to inform and remind the Colossians, Corinthians (and us) that salvation can only be gained through Christ. So, why is it that we seek salvation everywhere, except in Christ? Because.....we are looking for love in all the wrong places.

The desires of the world, desires of the flesh, or maybe even just the desires of the heart will derail you every time. It looks good in the beginning, but it will send you in a tailspin every time. Paul is a reminder that there are some things we need to break, and sometimes, we – ourselves need to be broken, so we can be put together again.

Don't even think that you can't do it.  You can.

Now is a good time to take a step back and survey the situation, empty the trash and prepare for a new beginning. Lent starts in less than ten days. A time when we can give up those things we believe are taking care of our needlooking for loves (but they aren't). It's time to get ready to find out what's really missing. It's a time of cleansing, mentally and physically. Open yourself to the possibilities.

1 Corinthians 10:13  (NIV)
No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.


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