If you are carrying a love compass with you, where will it point to? If there is such thing as a love compass, it would be a magnetic pointer that would heavily be attracted to the strongest source of love for you. It would always be densely gravitated towards the one place that sends out love in high waves. It would be the hand that sharply rotates towards the magnetic pull of the great force of a pure and strong love. As the core of the earth releases magnetic pulls so is love that is experienced in the very core of your being. Only when a mechanical malfunction occurs that this love compass may be drawn to another direction, another pull, another point which disguises itself as true love. Your love compass, then, should always be in perfect condition. This should be maintained and given great care. You, as the owner of the compass, has the responsibility to ensure that it works perfectly well and it is maintained in pristine condition. You can do that by paying great attention to it. In this same way is how you are pointed to God and how you can draw near to Him. You obey with diligence in order to care for your faith. You walk in the manner worthy of your calling (Ephesians 4:1).
Your love compass should always point you towards God. For a Christian, the love of Jesus Christ is the greatest and ultimate love. Nothing compares to it. No one can equal to it. Simply because God is love (1 John 4:16).
“In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.” – 1 John 4:10 (ESV)
The love compass will always point to the greatest giver and source of love – God. It should never point to self first. The reference point is God alone. The point of origin is God alone. It has never been about you loving God. From the start, it is because God loves you. He showed it by giving up His Son Jesus Christ on the cross for the sinful mankind. While we were still sinners, Christ died for us (Romans 5:7-8). His love for you is present and remains to be present since the beginning of eternity. His love for you is unquestionable. The love of God, through Jesus Christ our Lord, is the agape love for you. It is the perfect love that casts out your fears (1 John 4:18). If you hold your love compass, it would surely direct you to Jesus Christ. Only then can you find other paths and relationships in life meaningful.