I was reading last night and came across a story about a women that didn’t grow up with unconditional love and how hard it has been for her to love and receive love. That so spoke to me and hit my core… my soul!
I asked myself did I grow up with unconditional love? Do I love unconditionally?
Then it dawned on me NO there was no unconditional love it was always with conditions that were followed by guilt and shame instead of the nurturing love a child needs. It was all based on How well I behaved? What I said or didn’t say, how I looked, how I spoke, how I acted. Oh, how sad that makes me feel.
Thank God he loves us no matter what we do, say, act, look like, speak, the car we drive , the house we live in – it doesn’t matter. He takes us for who he created us to be. NO STRINGS just love!
How comforting that is and we need to know and feel worthy to receive that love!
My sisters know that you are worthy of his love and to be loved. Know that you are beautiful inside and out even when you don’t feel you are loved! Know that You are seen! You are heard! You are LOVED!
So I asked myself another question, Is that why I can be so judgmental of myself? Especially my husband at times because as a child I was? The example my Mom set for me was she judged everyone. They were always wrong and she was right. No matter what! She knew not better for she was not loved unconditionally.
Today I take a stand and break these changes of judgement on myself to love and allow unconditional love in my life. Join me if you are feeling this way and take a stand, make a commitment to start loving yourself unconditionally. We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us!
When we can love ourselves more, than we can give that love to others unconditionally.
I have been giving myself grace and allowing myself to enjoy every moment no matter what the day holds. The other day I did laundry all day in my pajamas and gave myself permission to relax instead of judging how the day should have been more productive! From now on I am going to practice allowing the day to unfold as it needs as hard as it may. Not feeling like I have to get my to-do list done or listen to the thoughts in my head that tell me I should be doing more. I’m not looking for perfection anymore or what I think a perfect day should be like. I have stopped comparing my day to someone else and making time my friend not my enemy!
- What would you forgive?
- What would you allow?
- What would you be willing to over look?
- Would you be willing to love no matter what?
- What would you accept?
- Would you love the soul and not the flesh?
- Would you see the heart of a person not there looks?
- What beauty within yourself would you be willing to allow others to see and acknowledge?
Prayer: Tonight I surrender all to you of Lord and except your unconditional love. Teach me your ways and how I can be more loving! Help me to serve and love others as you love me. Help me to see others as you see them. Help me love my love myself unconditionally so that I may love other unconditionally. Help me to shine my light bright to someone who needs to be Heard, Seen and Loved!
I see you, I hear you and I love you! (from God)