I heard this song on the radio last night and it bought me to a place that I haven’t been in a long time. The passion in her voice grabbed my attention and drew me into each lyric. I searched forever until I figured out the artist and boy was I excited when I found it! I immediately went to download “Fall For You” by Leela James on iTunes. There’s something about a song that can pull you in by the sincerity of the lyrics. You all should know by now that I’m not hung up on just listening to Gospel music. There are lessons all around us and if we pigeon hole ourselves into songs that only fit a certain standard we miss out on life lessons and opportunities for God to show us how omnipresent He really is.
When I heard this song, it made me a little sad at first. I thought about how awesome innocent love is. That love that is blind to any type of hurt, disappointment, or regret. It’s the love that makes you believe in forever. The love that you never imagine changing. It’s more than puppy love. It’s a love that’s unhindered by bad memories and fear. I thought to myself “It’s such a beautiful thing until you’ve wasted it on someone who is undeserving.”
Just when I was about to feel a little down I heard God immediately say “Imagine if I felt that way about you.” Stuck. Such an embarrassing yet humbling experience to think of all the mess He’s loved me through. All the times I should have lost my mind or given up but didn’t because of His unconditional, unwavering love. He never thinks his love is wasted on any of us no matter how many times we screw up. No matter how many times we reject Him, He never rejects us. He’s there to pick us up, dust us off, correct our ways, and love us back into loving ourselves. Let’s face it, it’s a lot harder for us to forgive ourselves when we feel we’ve blown it. But God.
So I share this just as a reminder to anyone who has loved and been disappointed in the outcome. Don’t give up on love. Just because someone didn’t take care of your heart, it never belonged to them anyway. God has our heart and if we keep it locked on Him, He’ll protect it. We don’t have to go around giving everyone the side-eye. We don’t have to test them and figure it all out on our own. Consult God first, listen for His guidance, and when it’s time to let someone in you’ll know. It’s a process. Trust the process. As we put effort into our relationship with Him, we’ll get wiser. God is love so giving up on it would mean giving up on Him… and that’s never a good thing!
Love you guys and I hope you enjoy this beautiful song as much as I did!