You can’t force love.

“Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings.” Psalms 17:8, NIV.

When it comes to love, you want the kind that comes naturally, not love that is forced. Maybe there’s someone in your life that you love a great deal, but they don’t feel the same way you do and it makes you want to change in order to keep them interested.

The thoughts in your mind may say, “I can make them love me. I can change and become whatever they want me to be. I can change careers, change my hair, get plastic surgery, have their child, leave everything I know and change the way I behave. They will love me; I just have to…” You shouldn’t have to change yourself to get love. If God loves you just how you are, anyone He sends your way will also love you just how you are.

At the heart of real love is acceptance. Anything you have to change to get, you will have to constantly change in order to keep. Love is most beautiful when it is unforced and not manipulated. Let love happen by God’s divine orchestration. Whatever He sends your way He will give you the grace and wisdom to handle. You may not be the apple of someone’s eye just yet, but you are surely the apple of God’s eye. You may not have a David Jonathan kind of friendship just yet, but you have one with God. He loves you in every state and in every season. He took off His priestly garments and wrapped you in robes of righteousness. You will never be able to reach the bottom of God’s love for you!

Until someone can love you even remotely close to that kind of love, honey they don’t deserve you.

Prayer: Father God, thank You for speaking to my heart. I know You love me. Help me know it in a deeper way. Deal with the deeper fears in me and shine your light on every false view I have of myself. I deserve real love and I trust You. In Jesus Name, Amen.

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20 thoughts on “You can’t force love.”

  1. Thank you Lord for your unconditional LOVEYou are the Potter and l am the clay …… break me and mold me anew in your likeness…angain thank you for your LOVE

  2. Thank you God for loving me continue to show me your Love God and shine in my life and Jesus name Amen ❤🌷❤🌷🌷❤❤

  3. Thank you Jesus for daughters of the King every day I read this devotion it speaks deeply to my heart thank you so much✝️🙏⚔️♥️🕊

  4. Thank You God for another blessed day 🙌🏽 Thank You for Loving me, when I didn’t Love myself♥️ Your Love have taught me how to love unconditionally ♥️ One should never lose Love for themselves, while trying to change and focus on a person who don’t LOVE them are care about losing them. IF YOU LOVE LIFE, ♥️ LIFE WILL LOVE YOU BACK ♥️ Nobody can out LOVE GOD♥️ BUT, They should come pretty close😁🙌🏽..I love this message this morning♥️..God bless and I LOVE YOU ALL❤️🙌🏽🙏🏽♥️ AMEN

  5. Praise God for this message it came to me through my sister in Christ right on my time of need.

  6. Praise God for this message it came to me through my sister in Christ right on my time of need 💯

  7. Thank you Father for the strength you give me every day. I will not be dismayed for you are with me. I believe in you my Savior my healer my love I love you Jesus. Amen

  8. Father God I thank you for your unconditional, undying love for me.
    I’m truly grateful for being the apple of your eye. Thank you Father God for your son who makes me worthy. All praise, glory and honor belongs to you. If I had 10 thousand tongues it would not be enough to sing all of your praises.

  9. These last two days have really blessed and encouraged my heart. Thank you for availing yourself to hear from God to speak directly to my heart. May the Lord continue to use and richly bless you.

  10. My girlfriend sends me these devotions every morning n I read them but this morning I actually got it. I felt God’s LOVE 4 ME. So I have cried n prayed. Now I’m trusting The Lord Jesus Christ to renew my thoughts n ❤.

  11. This message was right on time. I really needed to read this this morning. Thank you so much Keisha.

  12. This is so true, I see lady in the work
    Place where all this go on.i think to myself watch out you going to get heart broken. Also they started get giving to much and get nothing in return. *

  13. So true. Sadly, multitudes of women marry a man who does not truly love them then spend years trying to become his fantasy woman. Ladies, it doesn’t work. You can never earn the love of a dissatisfied man. GOOD NEWS, if you are in that marriage, God will be your husband. He will always love you as you are. See Isaiah 54:4-5

  14. Thank you !!! They are always exactly what I need to hear !! It’s like you know what I am thinking ! Lol

  15. I found myself trying to be everything to a person who had already decided I was not enough. I started to have anxiety, panic attacks, hair fell out, and my skin was a mess. Because of the stress of trying to fit into the fantasy and want of a man. Totally forgetting I was beautifully and wonderfully made. Now, after God had to step in and save me. I’m new! My mind is clear, I’m aware that the love I was seeking was right here all along. The worthiness I wanted was inside of me. Because MY GOD said so!!!! Thank you for this

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