"And this is just the beginning of a twisted tale, that if at all possible, would make it into the Guinness Book of World Records for the most repeated story in all of history"
The answer is this::::
You must love God more than yourself....anyone else.....or anything else.
If you know the truth but are struggling to live by it, then the only thing that will save you is a deep uncompromising LOVE for God. By this all things can be measured. If you love a man, then you must love God MORE. Likewise for the men; If you love a woman, your love for God must overshadow it.
But it doesn't stop there.
After 27 years of testing every theory and failing spectacularly, I finally got it right. I met a man who wasn't a christian, in fact he worked in the same industry as me so the chances of it working were almost 0-none. It was almost laughable if it wasn't so perfect. Right from the beginning I spelt it out and stuck to my guns. I told him that if he wanted to be with me....if we had any chance of making it past the alter, HE HAD TO LOVE GOD MORE THAN ME. What woman in their right mind would want their man to love someone more than her??? A woman who loved God more, that's who.
That was my only "prerequisite" - but it was a huge one. A deal breaker. It may be a one liner, but those eight simple words were packed with challenge. We humans have a nasty little habit of taking something so pure and manipulating it to suit our own agendas. Most of the time we don't even know we're doing it, but the moment you start justifying your behavior in the name of Love and even worse, doing it in the name of God, is the moment you have forsaken your love for Him. You can't say you love God more than anything and anyone, if you can't back it up by making the right choices and taking the right action. aka Walking the Talk. Hey...Its not easy - but it is possible.
If you would just put Him first....Uphold His truth in your life. Sometimes that looks like sacrifice on your behalf, but true love and happiness will be yours if you do this thing right. I have proof! It was the scariest thing I've ever done - laying down my wants, needs, love and desires, and trusting that God would make it happen if it was part of His plan. And look at me now....
I've been married for 10 years, and we have two beautiful children. Our marriage is amazing although not perfect of course. The bottom line remains the same. Our love for God first and foremost, overshadows everything and is what binds us together in covenant relationship. We both live under that beautiful shadow as one, ridiculously happy and determined to keep the main thing, the main thing.
Yes its true what they say - Love is the answer. But not just any kind of love....