Acceptance From Others Is Pointless.

We all want to be loved and accepted. We were born that way and it makes up who we are as human beings. I have lived way to much of my life wanting and yearning for people to accept me. Especially my family. Growing up I thought something was wrong with me. The way that my childhood was very poor. Both emotionally and financially.

The truth is that we all need to be accepted and love. There is only one source to get that permanent fulfillment. That source is from the One who created that void. We were designed to yearn for love, blessings and acceptance. I find the more that I look to that source and accept the Love that is open to me, the less I am looking to my husband, friends or even my kids. Don’t get me wrong, I love a nice ” WOW! Barbara you are just the coolest and most beautiful person on this planet! LOL. A little exaggerated but you get the point. It’s nice to know that other people think you are a rockstar. But as quickly as it feels so good, it fades even faster.

The love and acceptance I am talking about is a foundational love that can only be embedded in us from the one who created love and acceptance. Think about it. If I created an invention. Wouldn’t I be the one who knew it best and how it works? That is how our Creator is. He created us knowing He knows exactly how we tick and operate and what we need. Incredible.

I have looked for that fulfillment in my house, my kids, and my husband. Too many times I used to dream about ‘when this happens, then ahhhhh.’ All will be well with everything for good. Pffft. I was dumb and naive. Thank God He is patient and loves me even in my most prideful and ego filled times.

Here are some action steps to get your thoughts headed in the right direction. This is HABIT forming. Everything we do is out of habit. Take all the things you wish people would say or do for you. Imagine a loving, strong and unwavering God showering you with those praises. He loves that you take care of your kids and do the things you do when no one else could ever notice. He sees when you are respectful to your disrespectful husband. He sees the depths of your heart and says you are loved. By the only one that matters hearing it from. You must. And I say Must continue to tell yourself that He loves you. He shows you everyday. Just be open to seeing it. Half of what we put in our minds is garbage. It takes incredible discipline to change that.

I tell you friend, it’s possible. Growing up I repeatedly told myself I was unloveable, poor and that nobody cared for me. It wasn’t until I was in my mid twenties that I had to tell myself otherwise or my should would die from depression. You are worth every bit of love you desire. But you must be open to it. Ask God to show you how much He loves you and watch how He does.

Until next time friend, you are loved a WHOLE lot : )



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