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I kid you not, this phrase was floating around in my head this morning. And I wondered how I was going to make a coherent blog post on something that at first glance seems so incredibly vain.
But hear me out.
I think it's important as a single person to continually remind yourself of your worth. There's something powerful and profound about taking the time to remember and to believe the truth.
I always think about God's word to His people in the Old Testament and how He is constantly asking them to Remember. Remember the lovingkindness of the Lord, remember that He is a God unlike the other idols that vie for our attention in life. Remember that He saved your life countless times over and over again. And in the moment, you knew with every fiber of your being that those life saving events were not random, but Divine.
But it becomes apparent throughout the stories of the Bible, that we as human beings often forget, and we often forget a lot.
I mean, it was an utter shock to my being, to find myself in a state of fear and anxiety after the amazing 7 year track record of experiencing God's faithfulness and presence in some pretty jaw dropping ways. But it was as if my brain, my soul, my spirit was shrouded in some way and not just by a veil, but by a freaking brick wall. And somehow, I wasn't remembering...nor was I believing.
But somehow, I've caught my breath. I had a good night last night and I slept well. And when I woke up, I thought, "Why Does Everyone Want to Kiss Me?"
Seemingly random, I know. I even laughed to myself after saying the question out loud.
But as I dug deeper and brought my heart before God in the morning, some light was shed on my question.
Remember your worth.
I think we get into these slumps of living and the drudgery blinds us or causes us to forget the essentials. It's a shame really, because it's the essentials that allow us to fully enjoy our lives in fullness.
And although every single person on the planet may not want to actually kiss me, I'm affirming to myself in a playful way that I am kissable, worthy of affection, worthy of being known and loved even when I'm not in a relationship. My worth is still the same.
So now, I think my little question/statement is now becoming a funny mantra of sorts. And I dare you to start saying it to yourself in the mirror, in the car, in the bathroom. Because, in an odd way, I believe it will begin to shift your mentality about your attractiveness and ability to be approached.
Instead of thinking that you are only worthy of of scraps, take the time to remember that you are worthy of so much love even though you may not be in a relationship at present.
And trust me. Love will find you.
It often doesn't dress up in the clothes that we want it to, but it's there. Just be ready to receive and express heartfelt gratitude.
“You are speaking...as if the pleasure were one thing and the memory another.
It is all one thing... what you call remembering is the last part of the pleasure.”
― C.S. Lewis, "Out of the Silent Planet"
Tomorrow, I'll give you all an update on my dad and my own heart regarding " A Coughing Giant".