As thyself

Love is not simply an emotion. It is also an action. Many times we think about love in regard to how we feel about a person, place, or thing. Many of us forget that our actions for those we love have to be reflected. How can I say that I love you, and not show you that I love you? When the words and  the actions are not matched, there is a problem. We have to recognize how we treat the ones that we say we love. We need to be mindful of how we show love to ourselves. In all honesty, we cannot give love to someone else if we do not love ourselves. Sometimes, loving ourselves means that we have to know when to let go and move on from things and people that we say that we love.

The Bible states that we are to love our neighbors as we love ourselves. It also states that we are not to be a stumbling block for one another. If I say that I love you, that should also mean that I want the best for you. It should mean that I am willing to do whatever I can to secure your happiness. The same holds true if I say that I truly love myself. Often times we ourselves are transformed into our own stumbling blocks. God moves in our lives to reveal things to us so that we can see how our words and our actions affect our lives and the loves of those around us.

I realized last night that I have fallen deeply in love with me. I am focused on my happiness. I have to do what is necessary to make sure that the life God has for me is the one that I am living. I was taken back through my life and many people and experiences flashed before my eyes. I saw what I went through and how I altered my love for me, to give my love to others. How can I truly give love to everyone else and not have any for me? It was an epiphany.

The person that God sent to help me learn about the true meaning of love is the person that has shown me how God wants me to be loved. It is amazing to see the way that things work out. The way that situations and circumstances lead to understanding. Growth can only happen when we are ready to deal with the pain and face our truth. I thank God for bringing me through. I never would have made it without Him! My life has changed for the better. It all started when I received the message and started to love me more than I love the rest…

What do you think?