Self Love Is Not As Important....
We are swinging into this week with smiles! The last two weeks have personally been difficult for me. I tend to repress some of the most difficult times in my life, as to not deal with them. If they are repressed, I won’t have to deal with the overwhelming emotions that come with the particular situation. Maybe that is a mechanism our mind and body does to keep us from losing it, but it always comes back for us to face!
I have always been the one to take care of others, been expected to be strong, and have also put upon myself the pressures to make sure everyone around me and closest to me are happy and at peace.
I’m sharing this as a mom, a mom that has been a single parent of two, an only child taking care of her mother without a father ever in the picture, and as a friend. If I do this, I know others do, too! I want to be an encouragement sharing this!
As women, we by nature are expressive and need to vent/talk. I’m guilty of looking to my husband and others for only what my Heavenly Father can give. This week I had to confess being self absorbed and self centered. As much as I give, I don’t think of myself as selfish. I most definitely don’t put my needs before my children or husband, so how have I been self centered? When we take our eyes off of Christ and allow certain thoughts to flow freely, our thoughts can get snagged on an issue or problem! We become wrapped in our own emotions! It isn’t popular to say anything against “self love” but, we just have to find that balance! Loving God will enable us to love and serve others the way He would have us to. By loving God before ourselves, we will be able TO SEE OURSELVES THE WAY HE SEES US... and that is the most beautiful way to love ourselves!
Matthew 22:37-39 King James Version (KJV)
37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
38 This is the first and great commandment.
39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
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