Love Yourself

A second is equally important: ‘Love neighbor as yourself’. – Matthew 22:39

When we first look at this verse we know to love our neighbor. We know to love others like Jesus loves them. ( John 15:12)

Looking at the verse for second time I have notice that you have to love yourself before loving others. The verse states to love your neighbor as yourself.

If you do not love yourself how can you love others?

I think it is so hard for people to show love to others , because they have trouble loving themselves. We fear what others will think of us. We are wrapped up in our own insecurities.

Loving ourselves more can help us open up to others. We wouldn’t worry about what others think about us so much.

So how to love yourself ?

Love is patient , Love is kind – 1 Corinthians 13:4

Be patient with yourself. When you are trying to achieve something be patient with yourself. When you fall and make a mistake be patient with yourself. Give yourself time to grow and learn new things. Don’t put so much pressure on yourself ,but instead give it to God.

Be kind with yourself. Remind yourself who you are. You were created by The Creator. He called you a masterpiece. (Ephesians 2:10)

17 Comments

  1. Outstanding message, You remind of those whom I wrote this poem for from all around the world! You are a spiritual gem!

    The Most Beautiful People

    Kindred spirits sharing love from around the world,
    Touching each other with their welcoming words
    Having never seen another face to face at all
    Embracing life pages as their words are now heard

    We find great hope in the hearts and minds we meet
    Eating from the same table of Gods creative delight
    As daily we are filled with amazing genuine words
    Finding our great love for sharing helps us to unite

    Daily together we lift up hungry spirits in this world
    With our individual gifts trying not to leave one behind
    As we all are part of the same beautiful sharing coverlet
    Full of the real love which our God always had in mind

    Even though we as humans in many ways are the same
    We each are gifted specifically by His heavenly design
    Being bound to the loving spirit of sharing our words
    To shine radiantly through others His true love divine

    United we become a real compelling power to others
    When our written words genuinely carry true weight
    Because the strength of our inner spirits great vigor
    Over time helps many lives in this world be reshaped.

    “You are all beautiful people, continue to help
    change, and reshape the world.”
    (A favorite, written for all my sisters and brothers.)
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    1 Peter 4:10
    God has given each of you a gift from his great
    variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well
    to serve one another.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    You make the world smile my sister!!!!

    Wendell

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  2. I’ll admit, I have a difficult time with the concept of “loving myself.” I settle with “I don’t hate myself.”

    I think because I equate “loving self” to egotism and arrogance, I don’t like the term.

    But I get your point, and it is there in Scripture. We must think of others as much or more as we care for our own welfare. Five little words; love God, love my neighbor.

    God bless you and your family; may you have a blessed Christmas season.

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    1. I agree with you. I don’t like the term “love yourself” that much either. When writing this I had in mind people that deal with depression. We should be happy with the person God made us to be. Flaws and all.
      God bless you too! You have a very bless Christmas season as well!

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