Love is not forcing relationship

If God is so powerful, why does He keep Himself waiting for us to love Him? He can just make us love him, right?

It is because God wants a relationship with us, without forcing us to love Him. For God, “Love is not forcing relationship.” That’s why He gives us freedom to choose and to learn…. Learn to love Him with all our hearts and not by forcing us to love Him.

-inspired by the movie, “The Perfect Stranger” And this was written way way back 2010-2011 (can’t remember the exact date).

And to sum it up in earthly explanation, don’t force anyone to love you. If he/she does not love you, don’t force him/her. Because it is not love if that’s the case — it is selfishness.

Thus, love is freedom. 

If you love someone, just try to remember this:

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. – 1 Corinthians 13:4-7


Imagine this: God does not force us to love Him. But we, mere humans, forces someone to love us back. Oh c’mon!



14 thoughts on “Love is not forcing relationship

  1. Hi Julienne

    “Love is freedom”!
    That is so good. This week has been one of God showing me how important love is. And your post on love is not a coincidence! God is calling us to walk in love. And you are right, God will not force a relationship with us. It must be our choice! Great post…… 🙂



  2. Dear Julienne,
    What such a great thought here. I Really love your thought about love. Yes love is a marvelous and wonderful thing in human life that couldn’t be forced. And one more thing, Love is unconditional 🙂 Really love your writing. Thank you very much for sharing this. keep be blessed.


  3. And the freedom to shower Him with our love is as special as Him showering us each day with His Love! Here is a poem when thinking about his love;

    The One Who First Loved Me

    The taste of your love
    Leaves my spirit
    With an insatiable need for more

    I cannot get enough of you
    And my spirit is not satisfied
    With only pieces of your reality

    Come take my heart and spirit
    For they belong to you
    Only if you would stay with me

    Let me taste of your love
    And of your bread
    Never becoming full

    So I will always hunger for your love
    And never forget
    “The One Who First Loved Me”


    Keep moving always forward within the blessing of his love!


  4. Julienne, outstanding work! Love truly is freedom. Freedom to express. Freedom to give. Freedom to acknowledge and embrace. Freedom to care. The one thing I enjoy saying about love is that it expresses itself best in action. More on that here in case you’re curious:

    May you continue to grow in all that God has for you as you live each day from a biblical perspective.


    • I agree… words without actions are confusing and actions without words are frustrating. Btw, I dropped by your blog and it is really inspiring! 🙂
      Thank you for visiting and having time to read my blog.
      May God bless you always. 🙂


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