On the flip side, if we don't take a risk and just love --- isn't it possible we will stay stuck, or worse not grow? Without pain, how can you experience Joy?
There have been so many times that I could have justifiably said that is it, No More Love. I could have put all my walls up (because I am good at that) and shut out Love as I know it today. Until one day I finally got it... I thought that's it... I am just going to be open. Take a risk.
First, I had to know who I am and what I am about. I had to know what my intentions were and be intentional. I had to know what I would accept and what was a deal breaker. Once I could speak this truth to myself, it allowed God to work in ways I never thought possible. He brought me my imperfectly perfect (for me) Husband. Who loves me, accepts me, challenges me, and grows me into the woman I am to become. Is it easy? No way! However, it's worth it. The pain of the past has shown me Grace and Joy like I never knew possible. I am forever grateful for this journey of Love.
So embrace risk and just Love! Don't stay stuck. Be intentional.
There is beauty and growth in the unknown!