Even if I have no one to remind me of these daily, even if no one else sees it, agrees, or says it to me- these are true. Even if no one encourages me, I will encourage myself and remind myself of the truth. I am all these things and it never changes.
It’s true women especially need reaffirmation that they are loved and beautiful, that they have value and worth. No matter how many times we’ve heard it, it’s still needed (and wanted) to hear I love you and You’re beautiful again and again. And if that voice telling you goes silent, or after too long of not hearing it, you begin to doubt if you really are any of that. There is only One voice, though, that we need to hear; the only voice that really has any say: your Creator. That is where I found the truth- by listening to Him. By seeing myself through His eyes, in Christ. By coming back to the Word and believing what He’s said. And remembering- “I am what I am by grace” (1 Corinthians 16:10). Remember who Christ made you to be. You live from it.
I exist for His glory; and I won’t let the life, light, and joy be taken out of me because of getting down about my worth or value. I won’t buy into lies and let them stop me from being all He created me to be or from living the life He’s given me. When I feel unloved, the truth is greater; I am loved. Sometimes, we have to remind ourselves.
I know who I am, and I won’t forget it.