Throughout life you get hurt by people, either intentionally or unintentionally, and you build up a wall that does not allow love in for fear of getting hurt or rejected. When the wall is up, you can't receive love the way you deserve it, yet you yearn for it. An internal conflict is created — you want love, but don't trust enough to let it in.
Once the wall is up for a long time, it's hard to recognize that it's even there, and you unconsciously refuse to let yourself become vulnerable to people who want to get close to you and love you, like a spouse or a friend. Eventually you get to a point where you don't know how to give love or receive it in the way that God created. Because we all were created by Love to need love, it is so important to recognize the wall, tear it down, and allow yourself to receive the love you yearn for.
One of the greatest things i've ever done for myself is learning how i best communicate and receive love. The truth is that everyone has different needs and hears and speaks differently. A lot of that communication is based on your love language. Knowing your love language helps you understand how you give and receive love in a way that meets your needs. When you receive love like you need it, you are helping your body heal — emotionally physically, mentally, and spiritually.
This week, i encourage you to take the love language quiz and learn more about your primary love language. If you are in a relationship, i encourage you and your partner to both take the quiz so that you can learn your partner's love language.
Love is an amazing healer. When you feel loved and you can give it, there's peace, joy, and happiness beyond measure. That peace gives the body rest, which is necessary for healing.
Lord, thank you for making me unique and giving me a love language. i thank you for helping me understand how i need to be shown love so that my needs are met. i praise You for being the ultimate example of Love. Amen.