Thank God Its Friday ladies! And I’m alive and well on this place called earth. So today’s Fill Me Friday (#FMF, #FillMeFriday) is…
Self-love: regard for one’s own well-being and happiness (chiefly considered as a desirable rather than narcissistic characteristic). ~unknown web source
So why do I want to be filled with “self-love,” well as I’ve stated before I work on a University campus and last week a student decided to take their life. Now I didn’t personally know the student nor do I know the nature of their circumstances that led to this, but its just truly sad. We can all sit and ponder just what could be so-bad that one would take their own life, when the reality is we will never really know. Its not meant for us to know. We can only pray for their family and friends that God gives them peace and comfort. So in this midst of this tragedy, we find there are those who feel the need to acknowledge the importance in building people up. Now I have no way of knowing if their purpose was truly for others or for themself but the messages left behind touch me as “self.” As I walked into a building on campus I came across a post-it note that read: “You are perfect!!” and as I passed by the vending machines in the same building another that read: “You are loved!!” Upon seeing these I immediately began to smile, I had a rush of warmth come up in my heart. There really are still some good people left on this earth, I thought to myself. I mean it’s like every time you turn on the tv or radio or pick up a newspaper it’s just mindless acts of violence and chaos happening all around us.
And on a more personal note, these post-its reminded me of how much I’ve grown forward but yet continue to fall back on my own issues with self-esteem/self-love. I needed this reminder that well hey, I’m perfect and I’m loved no matter what! Why? Because God made me perfect and because He first loved me! It’s as simple as that! While in these moments of self-doubt, when I think I’m not good enough or pretty enough or even deserving enough, God says but “YOU ARE!”
You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect. ~Matthew 5:48 (ESV)
We love, because He first loved us. ~ 1 John 4:19 (AMP)
So I hope this has meant something to somebody. And that you always remember to love yourself because God created you for a purpose and He loves you beyond measure. Have a wonderful weekend ladies!