… as you love yourself.

As you remember to love others today, also remember to love yourself. We tend to be very harsh on ourselves sometimes. We speak so calmly to others and do the opposite to ourselves. We encourage others and pull ourselves down with words from our mouth. We compliment others and never accept compliments when they are given to us (oftentimes we interpret this as humility).

I am naturally an encourager and a cheerleader. However i am my worst critic. I’m sure some of you can relate to this. Maybe this year, we should try to be nicer to ourselves. If we are to make another new year resolution, i would suggest we add this to it.

Think about it. That body of yours has been through a lot. You’ve been through heartbreaks, rejection, lack, pain, loneliness, just to name a few. Those eyes have shed lots of tears. Look after your body, your soul and your mind. Take care of you. Look after you. Be patient with you. Love you. Take a moment to celebrate how far you have come. See yourself through the eyes of Jesus Christ. You are a treasure. You are important.

And here is the second: ‘Love others as well as you love yourself.’ There is no other commandment that ranks with these.” Mark 12:31

There is a saying that you can’t give what you don’t have. This is so true. I realised that whenever i am very critical about myself, i get stressed and i become easily irritated. Could it be that the reason why we struggle to love others the way God wants us to is because we don’t show much love to ourselves? I think so.

So today, i challenge us all to talk to ourselves the way we would talk to someone we respect. Our bodies are the temple of the Holy Ghost. Let’s stop tearing God’s temple down with words of our mouth and negative attitude. Charity they say begins at home.

I will end this by quoting a line from an old dettol advert. “If you don’t take care of yourself, who will?”

Have a beautiful day 🙂

19 thoughts on “… as you love yourself.

    1. You are beautifully, handmade by a loving, gracious and merciful God! Yes Sis! You are!! I totally agree with everything you said. Please accept your crown queen!❤️

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  1. Thanks for the lovely reminder Efua. I overcame childhood rejection and sometimes the ugly residue lingers into my adulthood. However with the love of God I try to see myself as He see’s me. We, His children are fearfully and wonderfully made and are the apple of His eye.

    Thanks again for your encouragement!

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    1. (((((Hugs))))) sis❤️
      So sorry to hear you went through that. That must have been horrible to go through. You are very brave for sharing your story. Thank you so much for your transparency. And I thank God that you have picked yourself up and that you are moving forward. You are a royal priesthood Sis. You are a pearl! The daughter of the King. Thank God we are not what we went through. Your transparency will help in bringing healing to someone else. I will definitely be praying for you. Readjust your crown and continue your walk of faith. Love you my sis❤️

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  2. Love you too! Yes, sometimes I don’t like being transparent but I know it will help in bringing healing to someone else as you said. I’m stronger know because of my childhood and I know it ties into my destiny, as Joseph was throw into the pit and later became 2nd in command in Egypt. Thanks so much for the kind words of love and encouragement. I love having a community of believers online. Iron sharpens iron!

    Be blessed!

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    1. Stay transparent sis❤️
      My road hasn’t been smooth either but every testimony shared helps in lifting someone else up. I have just checked and subscribed to your blog and I’m currently listening to your testimony. God is using you mightily. Please don’t stop being transparent. Blessings❤️🙂

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      1. Aww really!? Wow thanks for checking it out. Sometimes I cringe knowing it’s out there (what will family and friends think?). But the truth has set me FREE! I look forward to reading more of your post and hearing your story as God leads you to reveal. Keep writing and blessing others my dear!

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      2. “But the truth has set me FREE!” Yes! We overcome by the blood of the lamb and the words of or testimony. Keep sharing and thank you for your kind words🙂

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