Love Series: The Journey to Love

desiree-hartsock-bachelorette-promo-leadIf you read my site regularly, you know that my guilty pleasure is some reality TV (don’t judge me, lol). So tonight was the season finale of the Bachelorette, the long running dating reality show. Either a Bachelor, or Bachelorette, have the opportunity to date someone from a pool of about 25 candidates, in an attempt to find love. I think to date about 3 couples have actually married and there are two couples engaged to be married.

This season the Bachelorette, Desiree Hartstock, a former contestant from the Bachelor show, had an interesting ride, but I have to say it was one of my favorite seasons. Even though it’s reality TV, it’s reflects real life.

So the Bachelorette was down to her last three men and it became apparent that she was more in love with one of the men then the other two, but guess what happened? He was not on the same page and in the end he bowed out and broke her heart. What was interesting was the other two men were in love with her. But it was so hard for her to recover, the question was, could she move on and still find love with one of the other two? You would think not. The ending was so surprising. It’s like that heartbreak was necessary so that she could see the man who really loved her all along. The end had me in tears. You see, sometimes we want someone and they just don’t want us and if you can just get past that, you may see who God really has for you.

I know it’s just a TV show, but I found myself having faith in love and that love will find me. I have no name or face on that person anymore and the truth is, I haven’t for a very long time. I just think it’s important to be open to LOVE. I was so focused on “what God said” that I forgot about FALLING IN LOVE.

I’m excited now. I’m excited that at the end of the day, God is going to write the end of my love story. Through rejection, we can end up finding someone precious. The  man who Desiree ended up engaged to is just that; precious. He continued to love Desiree through it all and he was the one for her.

I have to say, in my opinion that works best when a man does it. You could see her heart healing because, she had never been loved back when she was in love. I can identify with that. But somewhere out there is a person who will love us back the way we need to be loved. I for one am excited to see who that is!!

Song of Songs 1-4

New International Version (NIV)

1 Solomon’s Song of Songs.

She[a]

2 Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth—
for your love is more delightful than wine.
3 Pleasing is the fragrance of your perfumes;
your name is like perfume poured out.
No wonder the young women love you!
4 Take me away with you—let us hurry!
Let the king bring me into his chambers.

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