For so many of us, the concept of self-love is limited to getting your hair done, reading a book, taking a walk, or just treating yourself to a hot cup of coffee. But, in its deepest sense, what does true self-love really mean?
Remember who you were before the world told you it was wrong? When you were that seven-year-old girl, doing YOU, without overthinking anxiety? Well, that’s the truest expression of who you are. THAT is who God made you to be.
Most of the time, we’re so busy being hard on ourselves that we lose sight of who we truly are. This means constantly feeling like you’re not good enough or critiquing yourself in a way that’s not healthy.
In today’s episode, we’re having a heart-heavy talk about the importance of practicing self-love in your fitness journey. I’ll teach you the difference between single and double-mindedness and how to see yourself the way God sees you and how He created you.
Salvation is a gift from God
Romans 9: 11-16, Salvation is a gift from God and he has chosen those that he will save. Those that are predestined under His rule under His authority. We were predestined before the world even began.
Romans 8:28- 30, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[ have been called according to his purpose. For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.”
I’m not talking about the woo-woo crap. I’m not talking about putting ourselves above God, I’m not talking about putting ourselves on this pedestal. When I say self-love, I want you to love yourselves, the way God made you. How He truly made you.
Think back before any of the traumas or any of the childhood neglect. Remember a time before the mean girl said what she said, or the boyfriend shattered your heart when he broke up with you. Think back to a time when you were very young.
Envision yourself at seven years old. Maybe you liked to paint, sing, or dance. You enjoyed these things until someone squandered your dreams. You were a certain way until someone told you it was wrong, or the world told you it was wrong.
You were a certain way because that’s all you knew, it was just true to yourself. It was because God created you and certain things attracted you. You enjoyed those things because that is how you were wired. You did it effortlessly, and you did it naturally, and it filled you up and your heart would sing when you would do these things that lit you up.
But then you stopped.
Comparison, maybe. Maybe your interests were labeled “uncool.” There are endless reasons, but you stopped.
Before all the doubt set in, you were a true expression of yourself.
Getting back to that true expression is self-love. It’s a true expression of who you are because that’s who God created you to be. He created you to be in single-mindedness with Him, not in double-mindedness. Double-mindedness is when you are half in half out. It is an expression of having two minds. You’re trying to please two worlds.
Single-mindedness is where you are completely focused and completely connected to the spirit. You are trying, succeeding, and functioning on the spiritual level.
God created us with this single-mindedness true to who you are, true to your spirit, true to your soul, true to Him.
Avoiding that inner bully and starting to see your true beauty is the first step in your transformation. Cultivating self-love habits is a huge step to getting healthy!
Are you ready for this step? Tune in to this episode now and discover how to practice self-love in your everyday routine.
Are you ready to set some goals that involve daily action of self-love or daily habits with your food and fitness?
Check out the goals workshop here: www.kelsey-bryant.com/goalsworkshop
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