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What’s Love Got to do with it?

Posted by Leigh on September 21, 2011 in love |

I’ve been singing that in my head all week.  Tina Turner can rock the house but those lyrics are not really what this series is about.  Actually, I guess those lyrics are a perfect example of the direction that the world is going.

“What’s Love Got To Do With It”

You must understand
That the touch of your hand
Makes my pulse react
That it’s only the thrill
Of boy meeting girl
Opposites attract

It’s called attraction, you smell good, you look good, you sound good, so I am attracted to you.  Works the same way with fresh baked bread, that “new car” smell, coffee, etc.  It’s a chemical reaction.  Something appeals to my senses and I am interested.  Ms. Turner hit it right on that one, love has nothing to do with it.

It’s physical
Only logical
You must try to ignore
                                        That it means more than that

If you want to get hurt, if you want to experience just the physical, yes, you should try to ignore that it means more than that.  The physical aspect of love…that’s not love.  Love is what you do.  Logic explains away the emotional aspects and makes it physical, which is lust or sex.  If you ignore what God says, and act on the attraction, mistaking it for LOVE, you wind up taking little bites out of your soul.

[Chorus:]
Oh what’s love got to do, got to do with it
What’s love but a second hand emotion
What’s love got to do, got to do with it
Who needs a heart
When a heart can be broken

Love, a second-hand emotion?  If something is second-hand, that means it is used.  If I continue to give my heart away, I can become emotionally bruised, broken, and depressed.  It is not the love that was used, it was me. By trying to turn the physical into love, love doesn’t become second-hand, I do.

It may seem to you
That I’m acting confused
When you’re close to me
If I tend to look dazed
I’ve read it someplace
I’ve got cause to be

Acting confused, looking dazed.  I have been in many relationships where I would get all wrapped up in the guy.  I couldn’t think, I was giddy, excited, nervous.  I just KNEW this was love.  That’s a chemical reaction.  It is normal but if you mistake it for LOVE then you make mistakes and decisions while you are confused and dazed that can result in years of doubt, regret, confusion, and shame. Wait until your thoughts clear. Do not make ANY decisions while you are dazed and confused. Get to know the person.

Attraction is what brings you together, LOVE is what makes you stay.

There’s a name for it
There’s a phrase that fits
But whatever the reason
You do it for me

You can lust after someone or something.  You see a car you like. You wish you had it. The car is an object and what you are doing is lusting over it.  If your eye falls on a girl or a guy and based on what you see, hear, or smell, you decide you like him/her.  It’s the SAME feeling. We have decreased the power of love by labeling things LOVE that are not, diluting it.  Realize that LOVE is what you do, every day, a decision you make, Every day.  Then you will realize how everything else pales in comparision.

[Chorus]

I’ve been taking on a new direction
But I have to say
I’ve been thinking about my own protection
It scares me to feel this way

New directions.  Own protection?  Sounds like sound advice.  I don’t think Ms. Turner meant it this way, but for me I did take on a new direction.  I started thinking about my value, as a mother, as a wife, as a daughter and as a daughter to my God.  I started thinking about protecting my heart, and my mind.  Protection comes from wrapping something up.  A mother from the day she conceives her child protects that child by sheltering it within her body. She protects.  She loves by her actions.  We must wrap up our hearts, our minds, and protect them and recognizing what love is and what it is not is a major part of that process.

[Chorus]

What’s love got to do, got to do with it
What’s love but a sweet old fashioned notion
What’s love got to do, got to do with it
Who needs a heart when a heart can be broken

If LOVE is not a part of it, then what you are experiencing is not of God because God is LOVE.  The world has become so confused about this.  It is ALL ABOUT LOVE.  Not about rules, not about what you can and cannot do, not about judging someone, or pointing your finger.  It is ALL ABOUT LOVE.  God wants us to LOVE EVERYONE.  EVERY

ONE.

That’s it.  No matter what.  LOVE EVERY ONE.  How would that change our mindset?  Our desires?  What we say?  What we do.

“What’s Love Got To Do With It?”….EVERYTHING. 

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1 Corinthians 13

Posted by Leigh on September 19, 2011 in Uncategorized |

Think about how many marriages could be saved, relationships mended, children encouraged if we knew what LOVE was not.

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Stuck (part 2) Kinda, sorta, maybe, or not.

Posted by Leigh on September 9, 2011 in Uncategorized |

I said to come back tomorrow and maybe you did, and I left you hanging. I’m sorry. I say that a lot lately. I’m sorry. I’m sorry I didn’t do ______. I’m sorry, I forgot ________. I think this is a symptom of being stuck. I am having a hard time getting motivated. Anyone else been there?

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