Love Yourself

You may be going through a difficult season in your life, perhaps you feel you have made mistakes or you let others dictate your self-worth.  We tend to consume ourselves with our circumstances. This is reflected outwardly to others in our daily interactions despite our best efforts to contain our emotions.  Personally, I have learned that we grow through these difficult times in our lives and become stronger in facing challenges. You may be asking “But how do I do this?” The answer is simple you need to let go of your insecurities, faults, and of the people affecting you.  Stop carrying this weight on your shoulders, let it go.  

In the beginning of my cancer battle, I let people make me think that cancer was a punishment for mistakes made.  At the time, I didn’t realize that I was allowing other’s negativity become my reality.  I cried my eyes out thinking “What did I do to deserve this?”  I started to evaluate my life and reflect on the mistakes I may have done. I wanted to know what the one thing that I did so wrong that led me to have a death sentence.  I asked myself was I a terrible person? My inner thoughts continued “well I must have been because I was given a death sentence and this only happens to horrible people”. It took me some time to realize this was NOT TRUE!  These people who I thought were my friends were reflecting some of their own insecurities onto me and I was so vulnerable at the time that I allowed it to overwhelm me.  Thankfully, through my prayer, I felt that this was not the case.  I was not being punished.  This was my difficult season in life and I needed to rise above it.  I needed to love myself and surround myself with love.  I decided to stop talking to this group of people because I needed to stay positive in my battle for my life.  I surrounded myself only with people who spoke positive words and who challenged me to do the same.  People who pushed me, taught me about prayer, and believed that I would overcome this challenge.  

If you love yourself, you shine from within.  Your spirit shines outward and you attract positive things and people in your life.  It starts with and how you feel about yourself.  Believe in yourself, feel worthy and deserving of receiving the best that life has to offer you.  Remember, always believe that something amazing is about to happen in your life and know that with God all things are possible!

#SelfLove

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