Hello old friends, new followers, and fellow bloggers-
I hope all is well. I’ve been swamped with the routine of life. The top threes: Church, School, and Work, these things seem to consume my time, energy and attention. The older I become, I realize that life is not about things and places but rather about our love relationships with people. The way we love a soul lasts for an eternity, whereas position, prestige and the riches of this world will only last a lifetime.
For a substantial portion of my life, I believed the life that I was given was not good enough. That me, with nothing added, was not enough for those who loved me. Since I did not love myself properly, I did not love others properly. Unless they could offer me something (self-seeking) or add something to me- then I wouldn’t invest or love wholeheartedly. The day I realized that I was enough: just me and not the “me” with all of the stuff added, was the day that I realized that those around me were valuable and substantial within being themselves (with nothing added). I was no longer seeking for others to add to me because I was complete and whole in Him.
Love is being whole. For God is love and He is whole all within himself. If we live life loving Him, He teaches us how to love ourselves and others. He makes us emotionally stable and mentally sane. I’ve got it wrong for so many years, but as I wait and place my trust in Him- he proves over and over again that He loves me. Not for what I do but because of who He is and His relation to me. I am his and this pure acceptance is love.
You are loved simply because…