Over the years and after some experience with “love”. I came to the conclusion that I have found the BEST love. REAL love. A love that has no comparison. A love that God placed in my heart. The kind that fills you and makes you a new and better person. Now before you think that I need help, allow me to explain. In any relationship that we enter into, whether romantic or otherwise, the love we give to them is essentially a reflection of the love we have for ourselves.
We see it illustrated throughout society in so many ways. In kindergarten we are taught ‘treat others like you want to be treated’ or the Golden Rule. Its in the Bible and woven into many religions as well, but have you ever asked yourself where your standard for the treatment of others actually lies?The love you have for yourself is essentially your standard of how you treat other people. How you see yourself, judge yourself, or even praise yourself is your foundation to love outwardly.
“Singleness is a gift!”a woman told me as I sat next to her in the back of an auditorium years ago. My initial thoughts were “Well, can I return that? Have we passed the 30 day return period or…? I would like to exchange my singleness for a relationship, thank you.” Needless to say, I wasn’t excited about the thought of being “bae-less”.
I rose today thinking “Hmm today is Valentines Day”. I proceeded to my Facebook timeline and my Instagram to see what seemed to be the whole world celebrating “love”. Public confessions of love to a dear someone. The thing to keep in mind is that perspective is important when it comes to these things. As a single person you could have a pity party or you can use it (single or not) as an opportunity to perfect your love.
As said earlier, the love you give out will only reflect the love inside. So love yourself! Love yourself enough to…
- Find God
- Find your purpose
- Find what makes you tick
- Find your passion
- Develop your dreams
- Chase your dreams
- Use YOUR time wisely
- Not to compare your journey to others
- Build a business
- Love the success of others
- Connect with family
- Develop lasting, meaningful friendships
- Release things that no longer serve you
- Be grateful for what God is doing in your life
- Be hopeful without limits
- Forgive, love, and heal
So on today, whether you’re single or not take the time to perfect this love. I dare you to love yourself.
“The second most important commandment is this: ‘Love your neighbor as you love yourself.’ No other commandment is greater than these” – Mark 12:31
Living life on purpose,
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