Because I love me.

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“A beautiful woman without good sense is like a gold ring in a pig’s nose.” Proverbs 11:22 (ERV)

In the Scripture above, Solomon compares a pig’s nose ring to a woman that is beautiful but has no sense. She has no sense of discretion and no sense of self-respect or worth. How can a beautiful woman have no sense? Either she doesn’t know who she is or she’s lost sight of it. She looks in the mirror and only sees a shell of a person. She doesn’t know her value. She’s more abusive to herself inwardly than anyone could ever be to her outwardly. She gives all of her love, time and energy to that which doesn’t care for her at all.

Listen to me. Being fearfully and wonderfully made is more than physical beauty; it is an inner beauty that says “I’m NOT going to let anyone make me feel like I’m worthless. I’m NOT going to let anyone disrespect me. I love myself too much. I’m NOT going to give my heart to anyone that doesn’t value it. I’m NOT giving my time and attention to those who could care less. I’m saving my words for those who want to listen, because I love me. That’s right! I…love… me!”

Good sense starts the moment you begin to see yourself the way God sees you. The moment you begin to love yourself the way God loves you, you become empowered by God to not put up with anyone’s foolishness. See your worth.

Prayer: Thank You God. Thank You that You love me. Help me to see myself the way You see me. Help me love myself the way You love me. I can’t give any love away until I first receive it for myself. I receive Your love. In Jesus name, Amen.

2 thoughts on “Because I love me.

  1. I am sick and ailing 70 plus years old. My husband of 56 years was discussing my health and my ability to maintain our home and he needed to learn how to do his laundry and cook and pick up after self. His day consists of eating and sleeping. I have a tumor on my right hand and need a biopsy and am concerned about how I will be able to keep up or if I die He would live in squalor. My husband replied if something happens to me , God is preparing to send him a new woman to take care of him. I have been his servant for all these years and my 56 year old daughter, who has lived home all her life. I still cook all her meals and have been her servant.
    Does God also care about how I am treated. My mother after I took care of her for years, told me she never loved me. Now its my husband in a round about way. I have suffered sexual, physical , and verbal abuse all my life since a child. I feel unloved and useless. I know God loves me, but I have lost my trust in people. How can I feel good about myself after all these years?

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