For longer than I care to admit I really didn’t love my self. Somewhere along the way I lost the vision God had given me of who He created me to be.
I believed the lies.
I bought into the opinions of others.
I blamed other people’s actions on myself.
I carried the weight of rejection and criticism heavily on my shoulders.
But one day the Lord reminded me of the woman He created me to be. He reminded me of the Woman he loves. He took my hand and began leading me to a place where I would be able to see that vision of myself clearly again, a place where I could begin loving the Woman he created again.
I don’t know why he is so gracious and merciful. I don’t know why He loves me enough to pursue me constantly. I don’t know why He goes to such great lengths to let me know my value, or that my purpose is so much greater than what I’ve been living in. I can simply say, that’s just who He is.
He is working on me.
I’ll never be perfect, and there will be days I believe those imperfections define me. There will be days when those voices of criticism and rejection are screaming in my ears. There will be times I forget again just how valuable I am, and that the world does indeed need what I have. There will be times I still feel out of place, and uncomfortable. But there will never be a day I don’t love my self again.
How could I possibly love the Lord and not love who he created me to be? It’s ridiculous really.
He’s calling out to you today to love who he created you to be. He’s reminding you that there’s so much more for you than what you’ve been living in. He wants you to know how valuable you really are.
Listen. Believe. He loves you child.
“For You formed my innermost parts; You knit me [together] in my mother’s womb.”
Psalms 139:13 AMP
“For I know the plans and thoughts that I have for you,’ says the LORD, ‘plans for peace and well-being and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”
Jeremiah 29:11 AMP
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