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  • Writer's pictureKara Richardson

#AffirmationMonday: Love Yourself (Part 2)

“For it was You who created my inward parts; You knit me together in my mother’s womb. I will praise You because I have been remarkably and wonderfully made. Your works are wonderful, and I know this very well.”

‭‭Psalms‬ ‭139:13-14‬ ‭HCSB‬‬

I get hung up on my imperfections, especially now that I’m a business owner, a mom and a caretaker. I’m always harping over my decisions and whether they’re right or wrong for my family and my sphere of influence. But I as I begin to understand that God’s grace covers all my faults, I grow more into a relationship with myself and begin to understand what it really means to love who I am. I’m not perfect and God knows that. But if He can still choose to love me, then what gives me the right not to? I doesn’t mean that I shouldn’t strive for perfection. We should all try our best at what we’re doing. It just means that I’m able to love myself, even in my failed attempts, because God fills in all my gaps. He knows me from the top of my head to the bottom of my feet. He knows me inside and out. And as today’s verse explains, He knew me, and loved me, even before I was born. You see, God knows we aren’t perfect. He just asks for willingness. He asks for obedience. He asks us to love Him and walk in our purpose. Maybe that’s where we really need to start. We can’t fully begin to love ourselves unless we first love the one who gave us life.

If you don’t understand how much God loves you, and you have questions about what it means to love yourself like God loves you, then email us Love is the core of everything we do so we want to make sure you understand the one who gives us the ability to love. And if the “Love Yourself”series for our #AffirmationMonday is benefiting you, then share it with your friends.

Affirmation for the Day:

God’s love for me frees me to love myself, imperfections and all.

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