Do you love yourself?

Last week, I ended with the question do you love yourself?

There are times when I have not loved myself.

Do you believe in yourself?

However, I’ve had to learn to love myself.  That doesn’t mean that I like everything about myself.

I know my flaws and characteristics I’m working to change.

However, I’m a child of the King.

One of the biggest reasons I fell for the lies of the deceiver was because I did not love myself.

By not loving myself, I struggled to allow myself to accept the gift of God’s love for me.

Psalm 139:13-15 says, “For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth.”

What is one thing you can say you love about yourself?

God was there with me in the very beginning.  He’s been there through all the ups and downs.  He knows the workings of my heart and the things I can’t tell anyone else.  He’ll be there with me in the end.

So, why should God love me?

I can provide a long list of answers why he shouldn’t.  However, John 3:16 says “For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten son that whosoever believeth in him should have ever lasting life”.

So, if God loves me why can’t I love myself?

He knows I’m not perfect.  He knows all my flaws.  But he loves me regardless.  He loves me in spite of my flaws.

If he can love me, then with his help, I can love myself.

I’ll let you in on a secret.  Once I began to love myself, I began to expect better and want better for myself.

Do you struggle with learning to love yourself?