Love Thy Self + Lovely Links

Hi my lovely friends!  This week, I found myself chatting and encouraging others through various life circumstances and noticed a repetitive issue.  Many of us are dealing with feelings of guilt, depression, loneliness, comparison, and often seeking perfection.  We have to recognize that we have the POWER to change our atmospheres, attitudes, and hearts.  We must take a stand that we will LOVE ourselves no matter what!

Loving yourself begins with having a core based on God!  Isn't God the ultimate definition of LOVE?  Love begins with Him!  "We love because He first loved us" 1 John 4:19.  Powerful, isn't it? My sister, please recognize God's love, grace, and sacrifices that He has made just for you and truly believe that you were created for a special purpose and plan.  I get it -- life is tough and we all go through various situations, but we have to strive daily to develop a foundation based on God and His word.  (Need help?)

The first step to loving yourself is to relinquish everything to God and surrender to His love.  Look at yourself in the mirror and say "I'm a beautiful woman of God!  He loves me and I love myself.  All that I am is because of Him and I will fulfill my purpose because God will equip me. I'm blessed and thankful for His grace."  Remember, we are striving for progress and not perfection.  Keep pressing my friend because you have the freedom to express who you are and your faith!  Be blessed, bold, courageous, fearless, unstoppable, strong, and brave.  I love you and you were made for more!

Ephesians 2:4-5 But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ— by grace you have been saved—

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