Self-love is so very important! If you don’t love you; then how can you love others?
You can lust after them? You can stalk them?
But you can’t love them; if you don’t love yourself!
Self-love starts within and then grows outward.
1 Corinthians 13:3-10 (The Message Bible) says this: “If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don’t love, I’ve gotten nowhere. So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I’m bankrupt without love.
Love never gives up.
Love cares more for others than for self.
Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have.
Love doesn’t strut,
Doesn’t have a swelled head,
Doesn’t force itself on others,
Isn’t always “me first,”
Doesn’t fly off the handle,
Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others,
Doesn’t revel when others grovel,
Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth,
Puts up with anything,
Trusts God always,
Always looks for the best,
Never looks back,
But keeps going to the end.
Love never dies. Inspired speech will be over some day; praying in tongues will end; understanding will reach its limit. We know only a portion of the truth, and what we say about God is always incomplete. But when the Complete arrives, our incompletes will be canceled”.
So I will say it again!! Self-Love begins on the inside and grows outward! When you truly love yourself; you respect yourself and others!
When you love yourself; you won’t allow anyone to treat you or handle you any kind of way!
When you love yourself; you respect yourself, you create standards for yourself, you take care of yourself, you show others how to treat you and you won’t allow nonsense, negativity, drama and strife a front row seat in your life!
Ladies, do you love yourself?
Fellas, do you love yourself?
Many of us don’t act like it! Running all over town sleeping with whomever they choose! Allowing the enemy to infiltrate their minds and their bodies; giving him a front row seat to watch you crash and burn!
Love calls you out and shows you that they care! That they see you as being better, having better and creating a better life! Love doesn’t pat you on the backwhen it sees you headed for disaster and tell you to keep going! It stops you in your tracks and speaks loving, caring, kind, inspirational and motivational thoughts to you; that would open your eyes!
Loving yourself sometimes requires you to be all you can be and do all you can do; for yourself!
Loving yourself sometimes requires you to be all you can be and do all you can do; for others!
We can’t love ourselves and then hate others, dislike others, cause harm to others and wish the despair of others. It just doesn’t work that way!
Loving who you are means this to me:
Loving myself and all my flaws!
Loving myself and my trials and tribulations!
Loving myself and not feeling defeated!
Loving myself and not accepting abuse from others!
Loving myself and not changing how God created me to please others!
Loving myself inside and out!
I can continue to tell you how I have come to love myself and all that comes with it.
But let me tell you this I haven’t always been there! I was severely scared; emotionally, mentally and physically and it took me years to get to this place! I’m happy I’m finally here and I want you to join me!! Loving who you are is the best thing that you can do for yourself!!
Start to embrace that feeling and list all the reasons why you love yourself and speak love over yourself every single day!!
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If you are in the Central Florida area or will be in the area on 2/18/17 between the times of 9am-4pm; come out and hear me and 2 other phenomenonal women speak at the Love Who You Are Women’s Conference at the Hampton Inn in Clermont Florida. Tickets are only $25 and available on eventbrite!!