You Deserved to Be Loved

You Deserved to Be Loved
By
Yvonne Sewell

I read something the other day that stuck with me. It went like this “You deserve to be loved without having to hide the parts of yourself you think are unlovable.” When I read this, it was like a revelation. That statement is so true. We do deserve to be loved without having to hide those parts we think are unlovable. We are created in God’s image. He loves us, unlovable parts and all. We deserve to love ourselves and we deserve love from others.
We can be real. We can be who we are. It is okay. When we can accept that, our lives and feelings become freed from the shackles that bind us with an emotional crippling that holds us back from many things including understanding that we can love ourselves warts and all.
When we can accept this fact, it is so much easier to allow ourselves to love others. We can accept there will always be things that we might find unlovable, however, the lovable outweighs the unlovable.
Find your self love. Embrace it all. Then find the love for others, embrace all of them. You will find that you will be better for it.

True Power

Someone once said, “You will continue to suffer if you have an emotional reaction to everything that is said to you. True power is sitting back & observing everything with logic. True Power is Restraint. If words control you that means everyone else can control you. Breathe and allow things to pass.”
This goes right along with James 1:19 “But let everyone be swift to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger.” As I have grown older and hopefully a bit wiser, I find this bears out well. When we suffer an emotional reaction to everything, we have said to us, we spend so much time either trying to defend ourselves or trying to stay angry that we waste precious time we can never get back.
I spent most of my life angry and it wore on my well-being, my psychic and my soul. Life is way to short to be angry over things that we cannot control or things we can fix. We allow others to control how we think and feel when we are constantly reacting to words spoken to us. If we just take time to breath it will pass. The end result will happen, and life does move on.
Life is way to short to always be on alert to other’s words and actions. It takes way too much energy to always engaging with an emotional reaction. In the end they are just a string of letters put together to form words that more times than not really have no meaning.
True power is restraint from any reaction true control is breathing and allowing it to pass.