Without Conditions

The word, “unconditional” is an amazing word. It isn’t dependent on performance. It isn’t dependent on ability. It isn’t biased. It doesn’t have favorites. It isn’t based on what one deserves or doesn’t deserve. It can’t be earned or paid back.

Unconditional is without conditions.

It isn’t dependent on anything. Most of us can’t comprehend “unconditional”. We think we can, but most of the time we attach conditions to God’s unconditional love.

Not God.

He loves without conditions.

No ifs.

No buts.

No whens.

No conditions. 

Your level of eduction doesn’t improve it. 

Your employment status and title doesn’t impress it. 

Your performance doesn’t determine it. 

Your attempt at perfection doesn’t secure it. 

Your pretending to be better than what you are doesn’t increase it. 

Without conditions.

Your past won’t stop it.

Your mistakes can’t prevent it.

Your addiction doesn’t undo it.

Your reputation can’t diminish it. 

Your marital status doesn’t affect it. 

Your guilt won’t lessen it. 

Your regrets don’t water it down.

Your hidden sin won’t block it. 

Your insecurity doesn’t change it.

Your fears can’t intimidate it. 

Unconditional. 

Our need to put conditions on a love that God gives unconditionally only complicates our relationship with God. Whatever attempt we make today to earn it or prove it or gain God’s love only prevents us from experiencing the fullness of it.

The only right response to unconditional love is receiving it. Living in it. Basking in it. Loving from it. Forgiving because of it. Being grateful for it. Worshiping out of it.

Without conditions.

That is God’s love for you today…and everyday. 

 

 

3 Responses to Without Conditions

  1. cdoe

    …..but, even though God’s LOVE is unconditional, there are still consequences from our sin.  My husband is divorcing me.  One of the things he has always said is he just wants to be loved unconditionally.  He has been bitter that I have had a hard time with some things that have happened (infidelity, porn, firing from job due to taking money for porn, etc., etc.) and while I feel my love is unconditional (the love is still there and I have always wanted to work through things…….the consequences of his actions caused issues in our relationship and distance between us and me wanting him to be held accountable.  And he didn’t want to be held accountable or look in the mirror and change….he just wants to be “totally accepted for who he is”.  I don’t think that is a full picture of unconditional love.  Acceptance doesn’t mean there is not pain or consequences.

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  3. Diane1230

    I needed this, to remind me of how I am supposed to love my husband.  We’ve had a frustrating few days and it’s so easy to put conditions on love/marriage… thanks for the reminder. 🙂