Speaking life: Loving yourself and others

When you hear the term ‘speaking life’–what comes to your mind?

“Above all, love each other deeply…” 1 Peter 4:8

To me, speaking life literally means to uplift one another, without ceasing, no matter what we are walking through ourselves (which can be challenging).
Proverbs 18:21 states that “Death and life are in the power of the tongue.” Let that sink in for a moment. We can choose today, and every day, to speak GOOD things into existence.
While we are working on loving others, we must never forget to also love and cherish ourselves. If we do not love our self, how can we truly love others?
Try this today: Say out loud “Today is going to be a wonderful day. No matter how I feel, I know that I am loved, cherished, worthy, talented, beautiful, smart, kind, etc.” But the catch here is: you truly must believe it.
Our feelings about ourselves are not always true reflections of who we actually are. Our feelings change so much, and if you’re like me, we can be our own worst critic! Trust that changing your thoughts takes time, energy, and self-love. But you can do it.
The creator of the universe loves me, and you. He actually calls you by name, and has the hairs on your head numbered. And that in itself is enough.
Keep loving and learning!!