Yes I know, the first thing that probably pops up in your mind is the famous song by the Biebs… But I’m not talking about selfishly loving yourself (as the song refers to) I’m talking about loving yourself and in turn you will be able to love others.
When I look at my life I can see exactly why certain things like relationships and job opportunities didn’t work out. Not because I was not good enough, but because I didn’t love myself enough. I didn’t believe in who I truly was, and I kept on looking for it in other things. It was when I learnt to accept myself for who I really am deep down inside, all the right things – in the right time – were being revealed.
This past Valentines day we saw the price of chocolates and roses almost triple in price! Although its absolutely lovely being spoilt on one day, your “valentine” should be doing it all day everyday. Don’t you think?
Love requires action, not things. I read something a while ago, and I dont want to bore you but I hope you take something from it.
When Jesus talked about the greatest commandment of all, He quoted Deuteronomy 6:5 and said we are to love God with all our heart. But He also added the second greatest commandment: You shall love your neighbour as yourself (Mark 12:31)
There is something important here that I think people often miss: You cannot give away something you don’t have in you. How can someone love another person if they do not love themselves? We all need to accept ourselves, embrace our personalities and even our imperfections, knowing that even though we are not where we need to be, we are making progress. Jesus died for us because we have weaknesses and imperfections, and we don’t have to reject ourselves because of them. God wants us to love ourselves and enjoy how He’s made us. He has given us the greates love of all. Agape love! (Unconditional love)
I hope you enjoyed your Valentines Day as much as I did… I’m lucky enough to get to celebrate it “all day everyday”
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