Love is a strong word and God loves us unconditionally. We tell our love ones that we love them all the time, but do we really know what love means? Do we even love ourselves? How can we love anyone if we don’t know how to love ourselves? How can we love God like He loves us if we don’t know to love ourselves like He loves us?
We must stop and think what love means to God. No matter what we do His love for us never fails. We are always forgiven no matter what, all we must do is ask and it is forgiven and forgotten. Now you must ask yourself, do you forgive yourself? Do you forget about it and move on? Or are you still dwelling on your mistakes and wondering what if?
God’s Love For You
God loved you so much that he gave his son’s life to save you from all your sins and to keep you from going to hell. He loves you so much that no matter what you did in the past or did yesterday he forgives you.
Mark 12: 30-31
“And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ This is the first commandment. And the second, like it, is this: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”
1 Peter 4: 8
And above all things have fervent love for one another, for “love will cover a multitude of sins”
Jeremiah 29: 11
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.
We are to love god with all our heart, soul, mind, and all our strength and we should love our neighbor as we do ourselves, then we are to love ourselves just as God loves us which is the same way he asks us to love Him.
You Need To Fight For Your Love
It’s hard to forget the past and to forgive yourself for the things you’ve done. We get caught up in our feelings and feel the disappointment and shame our decisions have caused us. When we pray and ask for forgiveness from God, He forgives and forgets, so we should do the same. We cannot dwell on our mistakes it does us no good. We torture our self for nothing because God has already forgiven you so there’s nothing to dwell on. There’s no reason to hate yourself for anything you have asked for forgiveness for.
Prayer for forgiveness is the first step of the fight for loving yourself. It shows God that you admit to the wrong and that you trust him to forgive you and to help you become a better you in His eyes. Having trust in God who loves you more than anyone will lead you to trust yourself in the future, and the more you trust yourself the more you began to love yourself more.
The second step of fighting for your love is to forget the past and move forward to the future. Keep in prayer and let the lord guide you to be the person He wants you to be. Our idea of who we are and who we want to be is always different from what God wants us to be.
Last but not least open the Bible and study. The word is Gods way of guiding us through this life and has instructions on how we should live. With prayer and the word come knowledge from God himself. Knowing how God feels and what he expects in us will teach you how to deal with the things that make you self doubt and not love yourself.
You Know How You Love Others
You know the love you have for your children, your spouse, or your family. That same love you have for them is what you should have for yourself. You want to protect them and hold them when they are hurt or scared. To comfort them in their time of need.
You need to comfort yourself and protect yourself as well. The devil wants you to be depressed and scared. He wants you to hate yourself and to feel that you are a failure in life. That no one loves you so why should you? He wants you to destroy yourself and the surrounding people. This is why it is important to love everyone including yourself so that the devil does not take away from you what God has given you.
The devil knows that if he can make you believe that you are worthless and make you feel unloved then it will spread like a sickness throughout all you come in contact with. So to spread the love start with God and yourself.
Know That God Is Love
There is no other more powerful love than God. He is the most pure love there is. We love Him then He is in us. We love ourselves and he is in us then we love Him. In loving Him and ourselves we can truly love others. The more we love the more we show the world how good God is and we can spread the good word to others. Leaving the devil behind to deal with the end God has planned for him, eternal damnation.
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