Self love and self respect is something I felt placed on my heart to talk about. Women are jewels, jewels that are to be highly respected by others but most importantly need to be respected by themselves. When you love yourself enough to respect yourself to a high standard, you are caring for yourself in such a special way. We are temples, and we should protect, preserve, and treat lovingly towards our temples.
Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies. : 1 Corinthians 6:19-20
Many times, we can be our own worst critics. No one else can be criticizing us but we end up being the ones doing this to ourselves. When you tear yourself down with your own words and negative thoughts, that is not self love toward yourself. Look at yourself and love every part of you, recognize what makes you special and unique. Just because you don’t look like a model shown on tv does not mean you aren’t beautiful or worth any less, because guess what.. even they don’t look like that. You were not meant to look like everyone else, you were meant to be uniquely different. God didn’t make any mistakes when He created you. He took His time and delighted in making you the way you are. He thinks you’re wonderful, so if The Father thinks you’re wonderful, then why shouldn’t you think that too?
You are altogether beautiful, my love; there is no flaw in you. : Song of Solomon 4:7
The Father is far beautiful than what we could ever imagine, we were made in His image. Therefore since He is beautiful, so are we. God bless you beauties, if you ever need prayer or a friend, rest assured I’ll be that for you.