Over the past few years, I have been on this journey of loving myself well. I have always been the type of person that’s naturally confident but there’s a difference between being confident and actually liking yourself.
I’ve finally gotten to the point where I really like who I am (internally and externally). I know that’s uncomfortable for some people to hear because they automatically think that sounds conceited. But why? It shouldn’t be considered weird to hear someone say that they actually like themselves. It should be heartbreaking when we don’t. But that’s another rant for another day….
Back to what I was saying, I’m not one to normally care about external looks (or atleast I try not to) because internal is always more important. The cool thing about that is, when you start to love yourself on the inside it starts to show on the outside too.
I realized a few years back that we (society) has created this false misconception that loving yourself makes you conceited or makes you appear arrogant. I would argue that it has the opposite impact on us. When you come to a place of loving yourself, you actually stop thinking about yourself so much (because you are not absorbed by your own insecurities) and it free’s you up to be able to love others and focus on other things better. It allows you to be happy and to love without any restraints.
I’m still a work in progress but it’s getting better every day. I wouldn’t have even made it this far if it wasn’t for Jesus leading me here. He has met me in the places where I didn’t want to be reached. I finally allowed him in and he came and loved me. I asked him to tell me what he thought and his thoughts of me were overwhelmingly kind. His thoughts of YOU are so kind and so nice. His thoughts of us are always good because he loves us and he made us. He always has the best thoughts towards you.
If he thinks I am perfect why should I think I am imperfect? He created me with eternity in mind so obviously, he made me in a way that best suits the purpose of my life. He doesn’t make flaws or errors so you should love yourself well too. Obviously we all have room for growth but at the core of it all, you should love who he made you to be.
Life is a long journey, and although I feel like I have come a long way there are still so many moments far too often that another layer get’s peeled back and I realize there is so much more that needs to be worked on. That’s just the way life goes though, we just keep going deeper and deeper.
Keep doing your thang and loving yourself well, being confident about the person that God made you to be and you will never regret it.