Love You! by Adam Becker
By Adam Becker
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By Jeremy Lopez
Some people want to be loved by others. They feel they need the love of their father, mother, friends, spouse, girlfriend/boyfriend, their children, strangers, and even God. They go looking for love in all kinds of places from all kinds of people. But the truth is, the person who matters most to love you is you. You need your love more than anyone else's. As the saying goes, how can you love others unless you love yourself. That is kind of true although it is possible to love others and not love yourself. But you need your self-love above everything else in order to be a whole person and really function well in this world. Of course, we need God's love, but the truth is that if you don't love yourself, it is hard to receive and accept love from others even God. If you don't love yourself, you feel unworthy of love, unlovable and even if people really love you, you may never experience the feeling of being truly loved. You may become paranoid that people don't love you and are against you. You may reject people's warm feelings for you.
Some think that is a bad thing to love yourself and that loving yourself and being selfish go hand in hand, but that is not the case. You can be selfless and still love yourself. Many selfish people don't love themselves. It is often because they don't love themselves that they are selfish. But I am not going to focus on selfishness. The focus should be on you approving of you. You need to be your greatest fan and lover. Loving yourself is at the core of everything that is good in this world and then some. When we love ourselves, everything becomes clear and makes sense, we can live at peace and feel loved. So how do you love yourself? The way I have learned it is you have to ask yourself. Would I want to be friends with a person like me? Once you can say yes to that, you have come to a place where you can love yourself. If you can't say yes, you can always become the type of person you would like to see in others. Once you love yourself you can go about loving everything else and being wholly loved.
Love you and be blessed.
I once saw someone who I haven't seen in years and upon seeing them I asked them how they were doing? They replied that they are living the dream. Nowadays to say living the dream may mean the opposite while to others it is a reality. To many people living the dream seems impossible though. And can you blame them? Their lives didn't go as planned and things are not going their way. But the fact remains that deep down in each of us lies dreams. Dreams to achieve incredible things. Dreams to be more than what others say we are. People love to put limits on others and we even put limits on ourselves so many people never see the dream come true.
There are some people that can do extraordinary things, I have seen it. If you have an internet connection you can see it also. The internet and television are flooded with them. While the bar is getting set higher and higher for people to make it with their gifts and talents, because of all the people out there who are gifted it is still important to do what you are gifted to do no matter who thinks it has value or not. Most of our talents and giftings are God-given and God wants to see us step out and use them to make the world a better place. So, one can say it is each person's calling to use the gifts God gave them.
There are times when justice seems to prevail, times if your due a reward you get it. But it's not always like that. Sometimes life just isn't fair. The Bible says, "I have seen something else under the sun. The race is not to the swift or the battle to the strong, nor does food come to the wise or wealth to the brilliant, or favor to the learned; but time and chance happen to them all. Ecclesiastes 9:11 It says that that the fastest don't always win the race or the strongest the battle. This is true in so many situations. It shouldn't be that way though it should only be fair that they do win the race and the battle.