Love others, love yourself

Ephesians 1:4-5 AMP

Even as [in His love] He chose us [actually picked us out for Himself as His own] in Christ before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy (consecrated and set apart for Him) and blameless in His sight, even above reproach, before Him in love. For He foreordained us (destined us, planned in love for us) to be adopted (revealed) as His own children through Jesus Christ, in accordance with the purpose of His will [because it pleased Him and was His kind intent]–

Very sadly, there is a lot of believers, of both gender, who struggle with low self esteem, compare themselves to others, envie what blessings others have, and do what the Word calls fret, and the Word says “Do not fret, it only causes you harm”. To fret is to want what others have in an unhealthy way. When we do not have a good  self esteem we truly do not love ourselves and that  saddens God in a way you cannot  begin to imagine. Look at those 2 verses in Ephesians  1 4-5. When you were not on this planet yet,  God already, in His love, choose you, set you apart, because it pleased Him. All the days of your life He planned before you were born. You were created for the sole purpose if being a believer, the righteousness of God through Christ Jesus, to glorify  Him, and so that He could lavishly pour His blessings upon you. You are His masterpiece, His most cherished creation. That is something  to be very grateful for and you have the right to love yourself reasonably. You have to. You are the  daughter or the  son of God Almighty Who created the whole universe by His Words! Of course, we all have hard times in our lifes that can affect our self image  for a little while. But this state must remain very  short. Hard circumstances also  will come to form us, transform us, teach us things and strengthens our faith. But we must never forget who we are. We are God’s children’s. His love for us has always been and will always be! 💖

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