Relationship Status: In a relationship with Me, myself, and I
Whether you know it or not you are in a relationship with yourself! Often we forget about us because we are busy putting the needs of others in front of our own. Now do not get me wrong there is nothing wrong with serving others, but there definitely should be a balance. We as daughters of the king should be serving in love because that is what we are commissioned to do. However, sometimes we can become caught up in trying to help others; we neglect to give ourselves the same treatment.
Myles Munroe said, “The greatest discovery in life is self-discovery. Until you find yourself, you will always be someone else. Become yourself.” Oh how I just love this quote because it is so true. Now honestly the process to self-discovery is not always an easy one but it is definitely worth the journey. It is so important to know who you are; be who you are. You cannot effectively tell others how to love you or care for you if you do not know how. That is like buying a toy at the store that does not come with any directions, then having to figure out how to put it together. Nobody wants that headache!
The moral of the story is; we have to spend time alone with ourselves and ask the questions we need to know the answers to. For example, what are your likes and dislikes? What are your weaknesses and strengths? What are some long term and short-term goals? What is your plan and what is your strategy to execute your plan? These valid questions require an answer.
Lastly, after you spend some time with the Lord first, then spend time with you too. Even if it is only 30 minutes a day, take some personal development time just for you. Do something that you enjoy doing with no interruption. Just relax and enjoy your own company because if you do not enjoy your own company why would anybody else want to. Besides how can you love your neighbor without first loving yourself?
“The second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ No other commandment is greater than these.”
~Mark 12:31 NLT