DISCLAIMER: I LITERALLY OPENED UP THE MYTAKE TEMPLATE AND STARTED WRITING MY THOUGHTS. IF YOU'RE EXPECTING THE USUAL CHARISMATIC TAKE, THIS ISN'T IT.
I know many of you have probably seen this quote somewhere or heard it before. It's currently the cover image on my profile. I personally have probably said this to myself a thousand times. I've been thinking a lot lately about how we end up in positions to have hungry hearts. To have a heart that is so malnourished of love and starved of affection. A heart that is so thirsty for companionship and intimacy. A heart that is willing to eat lies and drink deception just to fill the void within. The void that we know that if we don't fill, we'll get lost in. So we settle. We settle for someone who didn't choose us first but "loves us anyway". We settle for "I want you, just not the relationship". We settle. And our hearts are content. Until they aren't. You can't feed the heart lies and deception and expect it to stay full. That's the thing about a hungry heart that we find out the hard way. We let the overwhelming feeling of wanting to be wanted and loved and to give love combine with the things I mentioned earlier grow until it's suffocating. So we fill our plates with large portions of being treated like an option when they're our priority and "it was just one time, it didn't mean anything", and we fill our cups from the fountain of tears cried behind closed doors. All in the name of a hungry heart that'll never truly be full until you can feed and satisfy it on your own first.
Some of you may say "that could never be me", but don't be so quick. Just because you aren't eating the lie doesn't mean that you aren't the lie that someone else is eating.