How do you see yourself? How do you see God? The way that God sees you is the same way that you should see yourself. God loves you. Therefore, you can love yourself in this same way that God loves you: as your Father.
~”So that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.”~Ephesians 3:17-19, ESV~
It is a desire of the heart of God to want you to be filled more of Him and less of yourself. One of the reasons that God sent Jesus to die for you is to know Him. God wants you to know Him through His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ.
There was a time of my life that I did not love myself. This was because I did not see myself in the same way as God saw me: as His daughter.
God is Holy. God is Just. God is also Pure, Righteous, and Peace. God is also my Father: my Heavenly Father, who takes care of me and watches over me.
I had to come to a point in my life, where God allowed me to enter into a state of brokenness so that I could see Him as He is: my Father. The more that I saw God as not just my Lord, but as my Father, this caused me to see myself more clearly and with His and Heaven’s eyes.
It is also like how God made me in my mother’s womb. He created me. He made me. He fashioned me to be not just another girl to grow into a woman of the King. He made me to be His daughter. I am a daughter of the Lord, my Father.
~”I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.”~Psalm 139:14, KJV~
Now, I see God as my Perfect Father. God is my Father. My earthly father may not be perfect, but God is Perfect and He will always love me unconditionally. I am not saying that I don’t love my earthly father, because I do, but my Perfect Father will and has always loved me past my sins and accepted me into His Kingdom: as His daughter.
As a daughter of the Lord, I know that my Perfect Father loves me. As a daughter of the Lord, I know that my Perfect Father sees me as cherished. As a daughter of the Lord, I know that my Perfect Father has forgiven me of my sins. I am loved. I am cherished. I am forgiven. I am free indeed.
~”So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.”~John 8:36, NIV~