Don’t worry about anything, but pray about everything. With thankful hearts offer up your prayers and requests to God. Then, because you belong to Christ Jesus, God will bless you with peace that no one can completely understand. And this peace will control the way you think and feel. –Philippians 4:6-7
We were all born with the desire to love others, and to be loved in return. We want to be loved by our parents, siblings, grandparents, peers, coworkers, friends, boyfriend’s… need I go on? I don’t know about you but sometimes I focus a little too much on wanting to be loved by others, and have a deep desire to win over everyone’s hearts. If you ever feel that way let me just tell you right now… it's impossible to be loved by everyone.
Our Father loves us with all of His being, and longs to shower that love upon us. We shouldn’t worry about the cute guy at the gym or strict professor liking us, when we have a KING that ADORES us. There will be people in your life that love you with all of their hearts, but don’t seek after relationships that make you feel unwanted and unloved. You, my dear sister, are an absolute gem who is worthy of being loved in incredible and beautiful ways.
Do I ever catch myself trying to win the approval and love of others in my life? If so why is their acceptance important?
How do I see the Lord loving me each day in the world around me?
Dear Heavenly Father, thank you so much for this beautiful desire to love and be loved that you have placed in my heart. I pray that I never lose sight of the fact that your love is above all else, and that I don’t have to win your approval. You love me unconditionally and that cannot compare to any earthly love. Thank you for your plan for my life and for walking by my side through in every moment. Amen.