Love comes in so many dimensions. Our heart has the capacity to love deeply. My love for chocolate isn’t real love, but I do loveeeeee the taste and it sure gives me a short time of pleasure as it slides down my throat. Yummy!
I want to share something that women need to be reminded of time and time again…..God cherishes and loves YOU!
We compare ourselves to ‘that woman’ who never seems to gain any weight and eats chocolate! Seriously! The woman CEO of the company who walks with confidence while we are fighting with a paper jam in the photocopier! There is a woman at the department store who dresses so beautifully with perfect lipstick and we can never find the same outfit at the used clothing store. What about the mom who is doing everything for her children’s school and is always on some trip with her husband. Does that sound familiar? It is hard to compare and measure up to other people.
Good news! You don’t have to! God’s perfect and accepting love is enough. Yes, enough! God’s love isn’t conditional if you weigh a certain weight, or have designer clothes, or have a top position in a company. He loves you for you!
There is nothing wrong with trying to be healthy…that is important. If you are gifted to be a CEO…amazing! Designer clothes are nice and if you can wear lipstick so it doesn’t get on your teeth….you are a pro! Taking trips and helping at your child’s school is wonderful if you can swing the time.
HOWEVER, none of this defines you. God’s love does.
Think how much the Father loves us. He loves us so much that he lets us be called his children, as we truly are. 1 John 3:1 (CEV)
He adores you so much that He sent Jesus to die on your behalf so you be with Him in heaven for all eternity. No one can ever love you that much!
Whatever your circumstance is, God’s love is constant. He doesn’t work on the brownie point system. What He does ask is that we reach out for His love because it is complete!
I want you to know all about Christ’s love, although it is too wonderful to be measured. Then your lives will be filled with all that God is. Ephesians 3:19 (CEV)
When we love God for how He intended, we won’t have to be in a competing match with anyone. We become what He wants us to be not based on clothing, financial amount, or job status. God loved us so much, he placed us here in 2018 to accept His love.
I have tried to be like others….it won’t happen. That isn’t how I tick and I don’t have to. I just need to accept the giftedness that God has created in me. I can feel secure. How about you? Will you accept His love as complete? With that, you will then come to grips with that is important and true in your home, your job, and your giftedness.
That’s a whole lot of love!
- God’s love is perfect and complete meant for YOU!
- When you start to compare, take stock of who God wants you to be and imbrace that.
- Accept who God made you to be. If you don’t know, meet with a friend, counselor, or pastor and talk about it.
- You are loved by God right down to your toes!
YOU CAN DO THIS!
NEXT TIME: JOY