My friend is counting down to her birthday with an instagram challenge where she shares twenty-five random facts, experiences, lessons, quotes, advice and all. It’s pretty instresting with a lot of things to learn from her comment section too. You should check it out #DamiloE25.
Anyways, her post on sunday was on Love and it made me examine myself deeply. She mentioned that she sometimes wondered what the world would be like if we showed love to everyone, beyond family and friends! Then she referenced 1st Corintians 13:4-7 and challenged us to replace love with our names.
And so I took up the challenge and lets just say I have a lot to work on. I was actually a little dissapointed in myself because I know this chapter so well and even accused an ex-special friend for not showing the 1 Corintians 13 kinda love. Talk about the pot calling the kettle black, eh!
Are you Love? Check out my love analysis below and try doing yours too.
Damilola is patient
Patience is the ability to tolerate weaknesses in others without readily expressing anger. Patience allows us to look past people’s rough exteriors to see what’s inside.
Damilola is kind
Damilola does not envy
Am I convetous? Do I want what someone else has in the name of motivation? Is my love focused on my personal desires?
Damilola is not proud
Damiloa is not rude
Do I seek to cause problems? Do I belittle others? How do I interact or respond to family, friends, and even strangers?
Damilola is not self-seeking
Damilola is not easily angered
What is my reaction when someone pisses me off? How short is my fuse ? Do I fly off at every provocation? Do I express my anger in sinful deconstructive ways?
“Love covers over a multitude of sins” (1 Peter 4:8).
Damilola keeps no record of wrongs
Colossians 3:13-14 links forgiveness to love: “Forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another.
Damilola does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth
Psalm 1:1-2 tells us to not gloat or rejoice over someone else’s guilt by not delighting in evil. “Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night.”