Many people seem to associate God’s love with a particular cookie cutter template they find boring and/or unattainable. They think they must strive to be somebody else and always feel they are falling short. Yet God’s unconditional love is not the requirement to be a perfect somebody else, but rather the total freedom to be your self.
His love is like the all embracing light that inspires a plant to fully flower into itself – it is never inhitibive, but rather infinitely creative and unimaginably supportive! For God created you to be YOU, exactly as you are. And from an even deeper perspective, you express an aspect of God that no one else in this world can express, for “we are made in His image.”
When we realize this we are freed from the endless pursuit to gain other people’s respect and approval. Such a quest is futile, for the One who’s approval actually matters approves you exactly as you are, because HE MADE YOU THAT WAY! You have the Creator’s Seal of Approval, and are entirely unconditionally loved at all times. This knowledge is not a license to engage in harmful behaviors that bring inescapable negative consequences, but rather the pure grace to live a life that will yield the greatest happiness.
So: Haters may hate, but “like a train that keeps moving forward even though little dogs bark at it,” you should feel inspired to walk out your God-given destiny without caring what other people think, fully conscious of God’s mind blowing love for you and for all every step of the way. Whoop!
God’s unfailing love is like the Sun, which shines on the good and the evil alike.
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