Life Lessons

Self Love

Self LoveI never quite understood what loving myself meant until one day I realized I didn’t. Admitting this to myself was difficult but saying it out loud was even harder. How does a woman with family, friends and a relationship with God find herself in such a place?

Easy, I let life happen. In other words, I allowed myself to always be last to everyone else’s needs. I put relationships at the top of my list of priorities and got lost in what I thought was love. I accepted what I didn’t want in hopes that I would eventually get the things that I wanted. I allowed my relationship with God to wither as I struggled to keep unimportant things in my life.

Self-love is a never ending journey that I travel each day. Small things like watching what I eat and maintaining a healthy body is one of the ways I show myself love. I take part in things that bring me joy. I help others and motivate them to follow their dreams and live their best life. I think many women would be surprised that some of the things that they do is due to a lack of love for themselves.

For years, I didn’t know how I was ruining my own self-esteem by not treating myself like the child of God that I now know that I am. Sometimes we just need a reminder that we are loved despite how we may feel. I once thought that I was unworthy of love, but I now know better. God created us all in His image and He makes no mistakes. Proverbs 4:23 is one of my favorite scriptures about self-love:

“Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.”

Reading scriptures like these reminds me of my purpose. These days, I love me some ME! If I can help someone else find their love, I’m up for the challenge. And yes, it is a challenge; especially if self-hate is all you’ve ever known. To look in the mirror and recognize yourself and love what you see is truly a blessing.


Rachelle Monique| @wordsunwrittn| Instagram: wordsunwrittn

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11 comments
Wanza Leftwich
Wanza Leftwich

Thank you for this reminder. I've experience this and have also come to the conclusion that I didn't love or care for myself like I should.

Olympia
Olympia

So blessed to call this author my friend. She always knows JUST what to say and it's always right on time. Thanks for the "hott fresh Word for my life!"

M Conner
M Conner

Love this! Such a great read, this will definitely inspire someone who is dealing or may have dealt with the same feelings..

A. Britt
A. Britt

This is outstandingly awesome! I know that it will inspire and encourage others to show themselves a little more love! Thank you for being a willing vessel. May God bless you!

jenndiva
jenndiva

So glad that you enjoyed this post!

jenndiva
jenndiva

Same here. This is something that I've made a goal to work on. An old saying that comes to mind is "if you don't love yourself then who else will?"

jenndiva
jenndiva

She did an amazing job with this article. Definitely a great addition to our site.

jenndiva
jenndiva

I definitely agree. So glad to hear that you liked it.

Lo
Lo

Truth! Wonderful words! Confirmation! You have true gift. God has used you my love!

jenndiva
jenndiva

Thank you for your comment! Means so much to hear that you liked it. Rachelle did a great job with this post and I personally saw a lot of myself in this.

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