Loving Well & Loving Often

Day 1 of 4 • This day’s reading

Devotional

 Acceptance of yourself


The very start to each of our relationships is with us, because we are in control of half of any relationship. For us to poses healthy relationships we must first have healthy self worth. 


Each one of us have a built in desire to be accepted. Not just for the way we look or the outward things we’ve accomplished, but for the intricate parts of us that make us different. For our quirks, our thoughts, our desires. We want to be known completely and desired despite our shortcomings. 


That sense of belonging comes from the vulnerability of allowing someone or a group of people over time to see and know all of you. Your thoughts, ideas, challenges, the things that make you happy, the things that break you, and everything in between. However, in order to be accepted by others, we first have to learn to accept ourselves. 


This can be easier said than done. It’s an ongoing, never ending decision. It starts with our thoughts, which have a tendency to become unreliable. With that perception, the biggest and most monumental benefit that you can give yourself would be knowing your truth. Your truth comes from scripture. What I know about you is that you were chosen. You were created on purpose for a purpose that nothing and no one can separate you from. 


The you that you are in this very moment is exactly who you’re supposed to be. You don’t need to have it figured out you just need to be moving forward, pursuing and chasing Abba, Father who created you. The biggest blessing we can give ourselves is pursuing becoming more like Him and aligning our view of ourselves with His view of us, because I can promise you it’s far from the world’s view and often times far from our own. 


Challenge: Arm yourself with God's word to gain a better perspective of who you’re created to be in His image.