Know Love Apart from Attraction

“It is so much easier to be attracted to someone than it is to be in love with someone.
Attraction comes and goes, it demands no obligation for you to stay loyal.
Love… Love requires two people to daily make the choice to be devoted to each other. To push one another to the cross because they know attraction will flee, they know that passion will be absent because that is what happens sometimes. Love, like joy, is not an emotion, it is endurance of future attraction, future passion. Love is the anchor that must keep us rooted in the storms, it is not the wind or the end goal, it is simply a tool that Christ gave to us the moment we were born.
Do not misuse love, do not mistake attraction for love. Because when it really matters and you are in desperate need of an anchor, using anything other than what is needed will end up with you sinking your ship.
Know love before you profess love.”
I appreciate the illustration Todd paints here for the picture of what love is and how vastly different it is from attraction. Though he describes love as the anchor and I agree completely with his point, it reminds me much of this post I wrote comparing faith to an anchor, and the sand beneath the water as God’s truth.

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