First Time

Love~ a profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person

Lust~ intense sexual desire or appetite/A passionate or overmastering desire or craving

Now that the two are defined and there is clearly a difference, allow me to begin.  Everyone has a first time at something.  Some of those things are worth remembering, some are not.  One of the things that most people remember is their first love.  The way he or she smelled, the way they smiled, the way they walked or that stupid habit they had that got under your skin.  As time passed, a new love was discovered and you may have realized that this one is better than the first.  Sometimes relationships just don’t work out and people are forced to move on.  But what happens when you get stuck on that one person?  It always seem as if you get stuck on that one who doesn’t want to get their act together, or the one who doesn’t want anything serious or better yet the one who simply doesn’t want you “like that.”  Here’s a story about a girl and her first time…experiencing true love.

Teresa was a good girl with a good heart.  Although, she was no angel she still could be considered a pleasant individual.  She caught feelings for this attractive guy, who reputation was the complete opposite of hers.  Overtime however, he calmed down and started making better decisions but he still had a long way to go before he was what she needed him to be.  She loved him with all her heart and cherished the ground he walked on.  Teresa believed she could conquer anything with him on her side.  Then, one day he broke it all off at once, she suddenly wasn’t what he wanted.  His explanation was he wanted to be alone, because Teresa loved him so she supported his decision even though it broke her heart.  Unfortunately, he found someone else a few months later, crushing Teresa to pieces.  She watched him jump from one relationship to the next.  In between his relationships he would develop a close bond with Teresa, causing her feelings to deepened.  Deep down she just wanted him to realize that she was all he needed.  Whatever he needed she was willing to give…as long as it didn’t collide with her morals, she did have a little sense, but he would never give her the love she wanted.  After he jumped in his last relationship sending Teresa’s world crumbling down, she gave up.  She decided to be celibate and turn her life over to God because she was tired of being rejected.  She was tired of hurting.  She was tired of lusting over what she thought was love.  Teresa stepped out on faith and started to build a relationship with one who gave his only begotten son because He loved her so.  She realized how powerful lust was and how it had captivated her heart making her believe she was in love.  Now, for the first time she feels protected and stable.  She understands that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose (Romans 8:28).  For the first time, she is experiencing true love and its with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. ❤ ❤

Psalm 36:7  How precious is your steadfast love, O God! The children of men take refuge and put their trust under the shadow of your wings.



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