Close to God, who is love, we gain clarity about love and—it makes us realize how often we mistake infatuation for love. Love is selflessness. Infatuation is a desperate need or deep desire for another person to give us something we lack. Love produces a lasting relationship while infatuation fizzles and is quickly replaced by disenchantment.

Love is not blind–it is wise.

What’s the difference between the two?

Love grounded in God’s love, flows from the wisdom and experience of being in love with Him. We are secure enough to love another—without reservation. We know we are unconditionally loved by God and therefore, we aren’t looking for someone to make us whole. God satisfies us. We are looking to GIVE love and share our life with someone who shares our common purpose to glorify God.

Conversely, infatuation makes us blind and stupid.

According to Gary Thomas, infatuation “produces sleeplessness, euphoria, mood swings, extreme energy, emotional dependence, obsessiveness and possessiveness about the other person, blindness to their bad traits, etc.” (“The Sacred Search”) Infatuation robs us of the wisdom which enables us to choose love.

When we find our completeness in God, we have the ability to objectively explore a potential relationship without the confusion of infatuation. When we are not selfishly and rabidly seeking to be made whole by someone, we can better evaluate their relationship with God, values, work ethic, compatibility, etc. We can better follow the words of Jesus who said: “Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” (Matthew‬ ‭6:33‬) This includes relationships! Infatuation blinds us while it masquerades as love. However, when we love God above all else, we discover that love “seeks not her own.” (1 Corinthians 13:5)

A love relationship with God enables us to build all our most important relationships on His wisdom and love.

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