Valentine’s Blues

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Many of you are single on Valentine’s Day and I’m rowing that boat alongside you. Am I wallowing in self pity and crying a river? Nope! I am ecstatic! Why, you ask?
I am so happy because I am focusing on love but not the type of love you’re thinking. It’s true, I don’t have one man doting on me today and telling me all kind of sweet things, and that’s okay! I have my family and my Lord who all love me without condition!
Blood is thicker than water, y’all.

I am blessed with a close knit family that loves me despite of my mistakes and crabby nature. I have a Lord who does the same. I have absolutely broken His heart over and over, yet, He still accepts me with open arms.
Now, that’s a Happy Valentine’s Day to me.

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Forgiveness

Forgiveness is difficult to ask for and, sometimes, even harder to give.
There are plenty of people that have hurt me for this, that, or the other… Sometimes, I catch myself thinking about those not so memorable memories from 3rd grade and beyond. At one point, I felt so beaten down and misunderstood that I felt I wasn’t worth it.
I felt I wasn’t worth:
-being told nice things
-being invited to the movies
-being called on the phone
-being appreciated
-being loved

I say, “I felt that way” rather than “I wasn’t” for the simple fact that I absolutely deserved all of those things.
So. Do. You.
Forgive yourself.
Ask for forgiveness from the people you’ve hurt, from The Lord, and from yourself. This is the only way that you will be able to let the past go and be the amazing person you’re meant to be. You can’t change what happened in the past, so learn from it and move on. If people don’t forgive you, pray for them, and don’t fret. They will in good time and you may not become best friends but both of your hearts will be freed.

“She is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her.”
– Proverbs 3:15

This verse is referring to wisdom, not human beings BUT does that make my argument invalid? No. Wisdom is obtained through experiences we learn from, battles we overcome, and scriptures we breathe into our lives. Wisdom is more precious than rubies and you are smarter than to think so negatively about yourself. You are beautiful because you are made in His image. His works are marvelous and you are one of them! He loves you and He has forgiven you. Your debt is paid. You have no need to keep putting yourself down for things that have already passed and was forgiven when that beautiful man died on that cross and defeated death by rising again.
SO- Pick your head up, girl, and go be marvelous!