Liam Hemsworth, a 25-year-old Australian actor, and American singer Miley Cyrus were engaged to be married, but broke off the relationship in 2013. Hemsworth explained why he has no ill feeling towards Cyrus: “You fall in love with who you fall in love with; you can never choose.”
I couldn’t disagree more. Love is always a choice. No outside force can decide for you whether or not you will love another. You must make that decision.
The Bible commands us to love God and to love people. We can choose to obey or to disobey, but let it be known that love is a choice.
Regarding marital love, Ephesians 5:25 says, “Husbands, love your wives…” This teaching also implies that we have a choice whether or not to love.
Hollywood has done little to teach us the real meaning of love. In fact, the romance we see on the screen and read about in books often has little resemblance to true love.
Love is not a feeling; it is an action—an action based on decisions we make.
True love is a choice. It always has been, and always will be.