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Love never gives up.
Love cares more for others than for self.
Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have.
Love doesn’t strut,
Doesn’t have a swelled head,
Doesn’t force itself on others,
Isn’t always “me first,”
Doesn’t fly off the handle,
Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others,
Doesn’t revel when others grovel,
Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth,
Puts up with anything,
Trusts God always,
Always looks for the best,
Never looks back,
But keeps going to the end. 

1 Corinthians 13

I came across a post one day from a girl that said something along the lines of “My mother always told me to replace “Love” in the scripture to the person I am dating’s name. If they don’t fit all the categories, then they aren’t the right one.” I loved that. So cool. Skipping on to now I came across this verse again, but today I thought of it differently. What if I replace “Love” with my name? Do I fit the bill? Do I checkout. I soon realized that based on my opinion I have areas to grow in. I’ve been seeking to be better and making it a point in my prayer time to ask for things I feel that I slack in. Reading this verse I can feel God doing that, holding me accountable, or “keeping me in check.” Visibly showing me the areas I can fix. I am devoted to checking off all these things. I encourage you to place your name in the verse and see how you “score” per say. I also encourage you to not read this and think bad of yourself, but know that you are constantly growing and evolving. If you’re seeking to be a better person or making certain changes about yourself, then you’re on the right path, and I am right there with you guys.

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