“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.” – John 15:12
Have you ever considered the idea of loving yourself the way God calls us to love all people? I mean, you too, are people, right? What if God’s command to ‘love one another’ includes loving ourselves?
We can only give what we have. If my inner love reserves are low or empty, my capacity to love others is impacted. We’ve all had those days that call on us to give, nurture, listen, empathize, give, and give some more. My ‘giving’ begins to look and feel a lot different to the recipient as I become more tired and depleted. My ’empathy’ starts to feel les and less empathetic and more and more impatient!
In those moments, I’ve found two ‘love-reserve-boosting’ strategies that work beautifully:
Providing words of encouragement and support for myself Receiving words of encouragement and support from God
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