When a guy won't stop pursuing you, be harsh and avoid him as much as possible—or not.
That was my “go to” plan during my undergraduate days. I watched as guys gave up on pursuing me, except Ken—Mr. Persistence. All that changed when I received my first and only teddy bear from him as a Valentine’s Day gift. For years, I had watched friends make a big deal about giving gifts to loved ones on the day designated to show love. I couldn’t wait for the day when I would receive a present from the one I loved—particularly a huge, soft teddy bear.
But I didn’t plan on receiving it from the person I despised the most. Though bent on getting rid of Ken, I struggled for several minutes to do so when I realized he had gone the extra mile to get my most-desired present. While many showed love to others who loved them back, he showed love knowing how much I despised him.
My situation was no different from Jesus’. He pursues and shows love to us even when we constantly ignore Him. For many different reasons, we resist Him, knowing He is ready to grant us our most-desired presents that we don't deserve.
I found an awesome friendship in Ken, which I could have lost. Persistence can last only for a period. Don’t ignore the Lord’s offer of eternal life.
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