If I choose to love, I run the risk of getting hurt.
As I consider these two statements, I also look at the opposite side of this equation.
If I choose to close off my heart to avoid getting hurt, I miss out on possible joy and happiness.
Here is what has helped me in this love journey.
"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." Isaiah 41:10
I trust my heart to Jesus. He holds my heart is His hand. He asks me to trust Him.
Was I planning on returning to work after years of retiring from a nursing career? No!
But life circumstances happened and the need arose for me to go back to work. I believe God had this chapter of my life all planned out in advance. And one of the prerequisites for me was to be vulnerable and trust Him with my heart.
I can tell you that He alone is trustworthy. Being vulnerable has allowed me to love with abandon. I am able to spend time with other people's children and experience such joy and love in return.
I'm jamming with Bonnie of The Faith Barista today on the topic of being vulnerable.
Blessings and love,