The ancient songwriter wrote, “I will praise God, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psa 139:14).
I believe that it is impossible to be all we are created to be if we don’t love ourselves. Plus – and it seems counter-intuitive – not loving ourselves is actually very selfish.
People who don’t love themselves seem to do one of two things. They distance themselves by intentionally destroying or neglecting relationships with those who actually need them. Or they cling so tightly for affirmation from others that they strangle the life out of those who need them.
Let’s have faith that we are God’s masterpieces and have infinite worth to God! Let us remind ourselves a million times a day if we have to. One possibility is to write the verse above down and pray it every time we feel badly about ourselves.
Loving ourselves will allow us to love God and others in a healthy way.
April Love-Fordham is blogging about LOVE in 2018.
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April has written a unique Disorderly Parable Bible Study series for groups and individuals that teaches the lessons of scripture through modern parables.