I can’t tell you how much time I’ve wasted in life comparing myself to other girls, viewing their lives through social media. Looking at their success and thinking: “I wish that was me” or “I’ll never look like that,” or “why does she have all this success,” etc.
I often get frustrated with myself every time I entertain those kinds of thoughts for even one second! Instead of looking at others and at what they have I needed to appreciate how God created me and once I did that I started to learn How To Love Myself.
“No one hates his own body but feeds and cares for it, just as Christ cares for the church” Ephesians 5:29 NLT
Wanting to take care of yourself is not wrong nor is it selfish. It’s biblical. Here are some ways you can take care of yourself:
#1 Water Your Own Grass
When we make the decision to love others, we are only pouring into others what is already in us. If your grass is dry and in need of watering, why go and water your neighbor’s before tending to your own?
Water your own grass and watch it grow by spending time with God in prayer, in His Word, and in worship! This is so important.
If my grass is not green and dry, I am easily angered and/or annoyed. How can we love others like this? I always have to keep myself in check and make sure that my spirit is well taken care of.
I recently I’ve been watching, what is now a 10 part sermon series called “Marked” taught by led Pastor Micheal Todd of Transformation Church in Tulsa, O.K.
I have learned so much from this series. From honoring myself to honoring others. These series has encouraged me so much.
Also, I have a playlist on Apple Music filled with the best of Steffany Gretzinger worship. Her music has defiantly helped me during my times of doubts and unsureness.
One of the most asked questions I get is “How are you so creative?!” Number one thing I’d say is by “investing in myself.”
Practicing my craft and engaging with my audience on social media costs me time, energy, motivation, and money. I have lots of goals, dreams, and aspirations; however, I will never reach my goals if I don’t invest in myself.
For you reading this, your dreams might be a little different than mine but the principle is still the same. Invest in your dreams, ask people the right questions, invest in books/ebooks about your field, pay for the training, take the course, buy the equipment! Believe in yourself.
If you don’t believe in yourself who will?
These are some of the things I personally love to do to take care of myself. I would love to hear your thoughts on different ways you LOVE yourself!
Thanks so much for reading!
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