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)

Solomon compares a ring in the nose of a pig to a woman that is beautiful but has no sense. No sense of discretion. No sense of modesty. No sense of self-respect and no sense of worth. At one point in my life all of my modesty went out the window. I didn’t care anymore. I acted like a fool, but not because I wanted to. How can a beautiful woman have no sense? Easy. 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. And like me, she gives all of her love, all of her time and all of her energy to those who don’t love her back. Being fearfully and wonderfully made is not a bra size, a hair style or a fashion trend. It’s an inner beauty that says “I’m not going to let you make me feel like I’m nothing. I’m not going to let you 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 breathtakingly beautiful for the glory of God. So don’t be so quick to judge a woman who dances on the table. Who drinks ’til she passes out on the floor. Who gives her body away to total strangers. Look past her flaws and see a desperate cry to be reminded of who she is. Then let God use you to gently love her back to Him so He can help her see.

Prayer: Thank You God. Thank You. You love me. Help me 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.

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