I received a message from a sweet girl the other day. She was struggling to allow herself to be loved by others and it was hindering relationships she really cared about. I wanted to share the messages I received from the Lord to encourage her and hopefully it will encourage you as well!
Our fear is that we think we are not lovable. Somewhere along the line we have made an agreement with the enemy that there is something that we are lacking or something about us that disqualifies us from capable of attaining and maintaining another’s admiration and affection. We are terrified to allow ourselves to believe that we are because if we jump off that cliff of faith in ourselves and we find its not true it would kill us. Believing in Jesus isn’t just believing what is true about who He is but it’s also believing that what He says about us is true as well. We have to be willing to jump off that cliff! We have to take the biggest risk we’ve ever taken and allow ourselves to believe that we are one of the most precious things in all the world, and that the King of Kings died a horrifying death just so he can spend eternity with us. We are called to believe that we are incredibly lovable and deeply loved! We are worth it, We were worth Jesus suffering and dying for! We have to be willing to believe that we bring delight to our God and that He longs to be with us! We were created to be loved and we are completely lovable! The enemy would like to destroy our ability to believe that because he hates how lovable we are. He’s so incredibly jealous of us . Let yourself believe it because it’s true!
It hard for me to believe I am lovable and so deeply loved too. But, God reassures me everyday! And I am learning to let go of letting the world and even the mirror tell me differently. I had a vision I think helps me remember… There was a girl looking at herself intently trying to figure out who she was and if there was anything that she could find to love about herself. She tried so hard to see herself but she could only see parts at a time and from such a close distance she seemed only to get frustrated and disappointed. Then the view I had pulled back and now I saw She was an image in a mirror hanging on the wall. Then my vision pulled back even further and the person looking in the mirror was Jesus. And then the Holy Spirit whispered in my ear… “Everyone wants to know who they are and find out if they are someone they could love but they don’t realize that they will never really be able to see themselves fully until they stop looking at themselves and start looking at the One they reflect.”
When we are fully focused on Jesus we see our true selves in His eyes and know everything He has been saying about us is true!