Learning to Love Yourself

If you’re anything like me then loving yourself is difficult. But, I’ve realized that life is so much easier when you appreciate who you are. I know it will be a tough journey but if you stick with it I promise you will feel so free.

For years I honestly thought I wasn’t good enough and I kick myself for not realizing this earlier but I am. We are made in the image of God. Now, I know you hear that a lot especially if you grew up in the church but really think about it. The same God who made this beautiful earth with the breathtaking mountains, awe-inspiring oceans, and so much more lives in you. LIVES in you. When you don’t feel like you’re enough, or worth it, it’s like telling God he’s not good enough because he made you. When I first heard that it scared me. The kind of scared that happens when you’re 6 and your mom says “We’ll wait until Dad gets home to deal with this.” The gut-wrenching kind of scared.

I felt guilty for feeling the way I felt. I didn’t want to tell God he wasn’t good enough, because he’s amazing. I just felt like I didn’t deserve to belong to such a marvelous King. Looking back it makes me sad that I ever thought or felt that.

I want you to know that you are enough and you are worth it! Here is what I did to get to where I am today. Also keep in mind that I still struggle but deep down in my heart I know that I am beautiful and I don’t stop doing these two simple things.

Pray. There is power in prayer you guys. Pray your little heart out until you believe you are beautiful.

Read the word. John 1:1 says “In the beginning was the word and the word was with God and the word was God.” Those words in there are not just words. They are God’s words written for you. Did you get that? They’re for you.

I know you might be thinking that you’re told to do this all the time and you still feel the way you feel. Keep going. It took me years to finally believe it and realize that the negative thoughts are from the enemy.

So I end with a prayer.

I pray that each and every one of you reading this finds hope, love, and grace. I pray that you feel joy from the Lord. There is nothing like it. I want you to experience that. I pray that you spend time with Christ and hear what he is telling you. In the name of Jesus the enemy has to flee. Let light overcome the darkness.

Amen.

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