Morning all! Prov 19.8 says “To acquire wisdom is to love yourself; people who cherish understanding will prosper.”
With everything it takes to do life, self-love can easily become the very last thing on our minds. The busy-ness of our every day can pull us in so many different directions that we end up checking in on everyone but ourselves. As Christians, we often (and rightly) focus on how we can help and serve others. Yet, this doesn’t mean we should neglect ourselves. We need to remember that God takes our wellbeing very seriously… and so should we. The acquisition of wisdom is just one of many things we can do to build ourselves up. We are our own responsibility. It follows on then, that we need to actively invest in ourselves in a way that promotes our mental, spiritual, emotional and physical growth. An integral part of striving to be the best version of ourselves is self-care because, without that, we’ll find that we constantly feel overstretched and overworked. God enjoys seeing us laugh and smile just as much as we enjoy doing it so let’s be mindful to take the time to do the things we love and spend time with those we cherish. When it comes to self-love, the smallest things can make the biggest difference so let’s also be proactive in doing the things that matter to us.