How to love exactly where you are at
How do you love exactly where you're at?
When I scroll through my Instagram feeds or gloss over magazine articles, I always feel I am not there yet. The gap feels so far to be where my family, friends, or people, in general, want me to be.
How do you love yourself when you're told at a young age that you're too small to be anything great, or you're told you're too loud and assertive now.
In the midst of you trying to change everything, can I encourage you to be still and know that...
1. God created you for a purpose that fits you perfectly.
Every person has a unique set of strengths and weaknesses. Just like carbohydrates and fats, not all are created equal in our diet. It is important to look at the nutritional value of the food and understand what works for one person may not work for another. Hence, there's a special and intentional purpose that no one else can carry but you.
2. As you go through this week, your goal is to believe in yourself more than others.
God has chosen you in his kindness to be on his winning team. When you feel insignificant, pause and listen to how you talk to yourself in your mind. Your own voice comes from listening to your heart.
3. Acknowledge and love the portion size you are given.
There's fulfillment in understanding your portion size in work, family responsibilities, and other plans. It doesn't mean you can't have big dreams, it is letting your dreams grow organically and letting it grow the way God wants it to be. We often forget to let God do his work and be our provider.
I hope this encouragement inspires and challenges your heart to love where you are at, even if you're feeling all the push and pull from others. But to remember and meditate on this scripture:
“If you tenderly care for this little child on my behalf, you are tenderly caring for me. And if you care for me, you are honoring my Father who sent me. For the one who is least important in your eyes is actually the most important one of all.” Luke 9:48