How many of us can really say that we love ourselves? Often we as parents, especially mothers, generally nurture and take care of our families relentlessly and selflessly until our bodies are ran into the ground. Everyone comes first. Even the airline tell us to put on the oxygen mask first before we put it on or children. There is a reason for that. We need to take care and love ourselves first in order to be able to love an care for someone else.
Another scenario is self-confidence. We are our own worse critics. There is always that uglinator in our brains that tell us we are Inadequate, unqualified or not pretty enough, etc. The worse part is that we believe it. Our dreams are stunted because we fail in our brains before we even try. It is, however, easier said than done influenced by perhaps a parent who put you down, a childhood teacher or friend that made you believe in their lies. The key is to rise above the lies and acknowledge that they are, in fact, lies.
Who better to take His words to heart than God? God created us in His wonderful image so we need to make a true effort to rock that! He said we are perfect in His eyes! God, the almighty of it all! He tells us we are better than adequate, we are made in His image. We need to start believing that and affirming it to ourselves. We have to be strong enough to emblazone that fact in our minds, hearts and spirit in order for us to be able to enjoy who we are in the grand scheme of things.
So tell yourself daily how blessed we truly are that we belong to God. The God of the universe, the almighty one!
Until my next rant... LOVE ONE ANOTHER!