Thursday, April 9, 2009

New Tastes

Have you ever settled for something just because you were used to having it around? It is too scary to let go of it, yet you know that it is not really, what you want and definitely not, what you need. What would happen if you took a leap of faith and tried something new?

I did and I loved it! Last night I went on my first real date in over 8 years! He called me, came and picked me up; we ate dinner and had an amazing time together! If I would have never let go of the hope I had been clinging to of the sweets that had turned bitter so many years ago, I would have never been able to taste the bliss I did last night. Trying something new can be intimidating, but oh so rewarding!

Face it ladies, you can get stuck in the rut of plain chocolate and get so used to it that you don’t realize there is more being offered. I went five years without being complimented, but also literally being criticized and controlled. Even during the times when my ex and I split up and I tried to do things to improve my self-esteem, he always came back and managed to put me down. However, the new variety I stumbled upon, well that is a whole other story.

God wants us to be happy, he did not put us here to be beaten, lied to, abused, cheated on or anything else. If you are in that situation, you need to get help or get out. God wants us to be loved, cared for and cherished, just as HE loves us. God would never treat us the way that some men do, and he would never want us to settle for less then we deserve.

God loves us with His entire being and calls us to love as HE does, John 13:34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” I don’t see anywhere that it says to love less, to put ourselves first or let someone else make you feel like you are not worthy of AGAPE love. I had held out hope that the man I loved for five years would change and love me the way that I loved him, that way the God calls us to love. Romans 5:2 “And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us“.

We do not have to settle for what we know; we can and should expect so much more for ourselves. Taste life, it is so much sweeter then you ever thought it could be!


  1. This was great! Yes, you definitely have God's FAVOR, so step out and maybe try another FLAVOR (LOL). I admit that was a little corny.

  2. LOL, MOMSWEB - she cracks me up! Great post by the way!