the enemy likes to whisper these are bad things.
You are selfish,
he likes to point out the ways you decide to take care of you,
we are to love Jesus and neighbor,
but how can you fully and wholly love others
if you cannot stand the sight of your
you seem to constantly have to have it all
but the next guy doesn’t and somehow thats okay.
self love is a ritual
and it is lovely,
self love is a story teller
and a grand one,
if i don’t say so myself.
is where you truly find yourself
and how you live.
It teaches you that being broken is okay
and that Jesus uses
the dirty messy beings covered in dust
smiling ear to ear
waiting to receive the glory and power of His kingdom,
to do the work of the Father
and to love people well
and to give solutions to problems,
that some care so little about.
So don’t tell me that self care
is a selfish act,
and that it will lead you nowhere,
don’t get this confused with me baptizing self help into
my repertoire of good deeds
for a few glances
and some self glorification.
Self love, is how you
love the world.
It is how you love Jesus more.
Caring for you
is not selfish.
You are not a demon
to be appeased
You are lovely
You are good.
You have things to give to this world.
So tell the world your stories,
of broken tiles,
and leaking faucets,
and what you had for dinner,
and maybe how that impacted your day.
Or how the man on the corner changed your world forever,
or how the stereotypes you had,
have been squashed by the stories of the broken.
Listen listen listen.
Listen to Jesus.
Listen to His people.
Its not wrong,
and its good.
You are important,
dont deny yourself of helping the world by helping yourself.
He won’t stop re-creating you.
You are His.
You are the image bearer of the glory of God
in the fallen murky world.
The light is coming.
It is here.
It is upon us.
He is risen.
Glory.”—Self care isn’t selfish, its self fulfilling by jesusiswhatthisworldneeds (me)