Hey there beautiful sons of the Most High. Trusting that you have been kept of the Lord and enjoying the goodness of His Fatherhood. I am doing quite well riding on His grace and love.
Today I wanted to do a piece that will sort of be a build up from the last two pieces I did. If you haven’t been able to go through them please do, and I hope you receive fully the heart of our Father in them.
I am not too sure how to kick this one off so let’s go with the flow. Sometimes failure to live authentically and absence of healing in our heart becomes a huge hindrance to our effectiveness as we handle different things in life. I remember when I was in my previous stages of life, being loved felt like a strange thing. I hated being loved or wanted because I thought there was a catch to it. (And even now sometimes some insecurity creeps in here and there.) It was better being on the defensive and being able to “fight back” but honey, you get tired, eventually.
Love is beautiful. Where do I start? Because I need you to really get it and have an assurance in your heart that we are loved.
First of all, I would have you know that the effect self-love has on you changes everything about how you live. When I rededicated my life to God, I would say I was very sure I was done trying everything else and all I wanted was God. But honestly my inner self was still unhappy and crashed. Not because I was going through something that was too big for God, but I couldn’t get past myself. I couldn’t get over myself and just receive this love from God that I needed to fill the emptiness I had. And I know so many people even in church struggle with this, maybe even worse. Am here today to tell you that all that you need to feel whole is found in Christ. When He died on the cross He finished it all, for you to fully live and enjoy the beauty of being a son.
I know to others it may sound sad but really it’s not… Even if everyone fails to accept you, there is one person who is calling out your name with love. His heart is wide open waiting on you to just receive from His out-pour, His abundance, His grace, His love – Himself. You know once you find full confidence and expression with God, it becomes easier to relate correctly with people. And don’t get it twisted, people is not the reality God intended for you to live. God first then His people. Relating with them correctly is a function of perceiving them after what God speaks about them.
We are all different and dynamic beings, but when we are in God we function as He would have us because we see life and others as He does. Maybe you are thinking, “but I am this way because I went through this thing that was really wrecking and painful”. My opinion is this – open yourself to healing. Time won’t help, you need to be healed. Then begin to learn how to love yourself, appreciate yourself, be confident in what God has made you and what He continues to unveil in you.
You are probably thinking that you need to be loved and you need to be in good consistent relationship with at least a tangible amount of people around you. It is okay to want such, but whatever you think or feel you need cannot come from other people. It needs to be harnessed and built within you as you relate with the love of God. How do you expect someone else to love you and make you happy at a level that you have never been able to do for yourself? The love you need from others is not supposed to be the thing you live for. It is meant to be a flowing expression of what you have within you (the life of God) and now it can be shared with another person who sees what you have seen in yourself which is treasure. Stop looking for instant gratification in your relations to other people. Start finding purpose and God in every person who walks into your life. This way your friendships can stand the test of time. Even when you are angry, you still know that walking out of that friendship is not an option. And always remember what love truly is and do not ever associate love with pain because it has nothing to do with it. Love is 1 Corinthians 13:4-8.
Confidence and love for yourself allows you the freedom to open up to beautiful possibilities in life. I can’t get tired of saying this, you are a son of God. You are a masterpiece. He left His throne to come down here, die in your place and win you a victory so that all the days of your life on earth are nothing but a prepared work by HIM. What manner of love is this? That even in Psalm 6:4- 9 it says “What is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them? You have made them a little lower than the angels and crowned them with glory and honor. You have made them rulers over the works of your hands, you put everything under their feet all flocks and herds, and the animals of the wild, the birds in the sky, and the fish in the sea, all that swim the paths of the seas. Lord our Lord how majestic is your name in all the earth.” See how highly the Lord has placed you and how He chose to give you the place in His heart that is unchanging. And as long as you are drawing love from Him then it is enough.
Your responsibility therefore is to shine, be a light, blossom. Do not be intimidated when your brother or sister is shining. Do not dim your light just because someone else’s shine is not like yours. Just because someone thinks you are too bright is no reason to dim your light. As Lisa Nichols says, Just hand them a pair of shades. If all of us were the sun, where would we get the stars and the moon? If all of us were perfumed candles where would we use the lanterns? Be bold because your light, however it looks like, is necessary, important and most of all a treasure…so shine it. We all have a uniqueness that is needed in the body of Christ. You are special, you are indispensable, you are the apple of His eye, you are loved immensely. And once you start feeding from His love He finds a way of molding, transforming and being your satisfaction. Lately I just find my security in knowing, no matter what, He loves me, and this cannot be taken away from me. Be bold and blossom because the heaven is backing you up.
I really appreciate you for your support and your feedback this year. This journey would not have been the same without you in it. I am so glad I had an opportunity to grow as I did this. Next year by the grace of God we shall have deeper conversation and more enlightening truths. Because we can never exhaust the goodness of our Lord. Looking forward to more with you. Have a wonderful festive season. 2018 would not have been the same without you. Keep soaring in Him who has made all things possible for you. And remember to shine child of God.
I love you. ❤️🖤🧡💛💜💙💚