Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Celebrating your Creativity

love
Have you read this before? Do you understand it? Do you realize what it implies?

I'll give you a hint. It's the last line.

Do you love yourself?

Or do you tear yourself down? Do you have a running downgrading list in your head all the time? 

Are you not good enough? Smart enough? Pretty enough? Creative enough?

You see, before you can ever love another, you have to love yourself. And I'm not talking about a puffed up, conceited jerk. I'm talking about having respect for yourself. To know that {because of JESUS} you are worth loving.

So the next time you are tempted to say "I can't do this" "I'm just not that creative", try it! You might like it. You might just succeed at it! 

A little disclaimer here: I struggle with this too. I think so&so's better than I am at this and that. I get it! This is just a reminder to you and to me that we are worth it!
By the way, the reference for this verse is Galatians 5:14.





6 comments:

Nicole said...

Thank you for such a sweet reminder. Recently I've been focusing more and more on the Gospel and Jesus and how out of obedience to God, He went to the cross so that we didn't have too. This resonates with me. How perfectly confident in HIM do you need to be to die for someone else? To give grace; give a gift to an undeserved person from an "un-obligated" giver, to love your neighbor ultimately? Thanks for your encouragement today!

Nicole
missusrobie.blogspot.com

Not Hip Enough To Blog said...

Love this! It is soooooo true! Thanks for the encouragement today :)

lindsay said...

Thank you for putting it that way - I'd never thought of that verse that way! I found you through Gussy's blog and am oh so glad.

Angel Haynes said...

Interesting that we often think the difficulty comes in loving others, but we so often miss loving ourselves. Humility and respect for myself...something to contemplate for sure! Thanks!

gina said...

I liked your post a lot, thank you for sharing...I think also that "loving your neighbor as yourself" means providing for others the way we provide for ourselves. Things like, if we have basic clothing needs, and food, (which is a way to "love" ourselves) then it's our responsibility to do the same for others. I've chewed on this verse for many years and this is how I've come to view it.
Great post to get people thinking!

Natassia @ Nat's Knapsack said...

Amen! Thank you for the push! through God we can do anything!!!

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