Blog 314: You are loved

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Do you feel that sometimes you are not loved? Do you feel that you are ignored? Do you love easily? Do you wear your heart on your sleeve? Do you feel love deeply? Do you love just a little bit? Showing love can be a natural thing or may come to you hard. It is hard sometimes to show love to those people who annoy us or to those people who are not kind to us. We each have to learn how to love and how to show love. We all have different love languages and have to adapt them to the people that we love. Three days ago was Valentines day and the day where we show people our love but do you show it more than once a year? No matter how you feel, no matter who you are with, no matter what happens in your life you are loved, you are accepted and you are treasured no matter what happens.

We need to learn to love other people and to open ourselves up so then other people are able to love us. It is not an easy thing to do and can come more natural as the time goes on. As we grow older we learn to know what our ‘love languages’ are and what we would prefer from other people as what other people want too. There are five main love languages, words of affirmation, act of service, receiving gifts, quality time and physical touch. Each person may have two or three of these and it is important what other people like so that you can love them. It is also useful to know what your love language is because you are loved and people want to show that to you. You need to accept their love and you need to accept the way that people show you love. Sometimes it will be hard to love and other times it will be easy but that should not affect our love we have for each other.

We often go through a period in our lives of not feeling loved, of feeling isolated, of feeling alone but we are not alone, we are loved and we are not isolated. We need to let other people know how we are feeling and we need to know that we are loved. A couple of years back I was really sick with mental health and it all really stemmed from the fact that I did not feel loved, I didn’t feel valued and I didn’t feel wanted. In my heart of hearts I know all these thing were untrue but my brain acted as if they were true. It i hard to fight against your brain when it is telling you one thing and especially saying that you are not loved. You are and always will be.

You may not feel like this with your family, it is hard to think you are loved, it is hard to think you are worthwhile, it is hard to think you are part of a family but you are. Many people do not have their families around them and many people do not feel great about this life but we need to start to change that. We need to started to feel loved and show other people that they are loved too. Maybe it is time to start to check on people and make sure that they are okay. Check on that neighbour you have been meaning to call, see whether a young mum wants you to have the children for a while, see whether that elderly person needs you to get some things from the shop. It is about time that we started to show people that they are loved and not hated in this world. It is about time that accepted people for who they are and not what we want them to be.

You may not feel loved by anyone in this world, any family, any friends but you are loved. You are loved more than you can think or imagine. You are loved by the most holy person. You are loved by the creator of all things. You are loved by the God of the universe. You are loved by God. You are loved so much that He sent His son to die for you. He sent His perfect son who had done no wrong to die for you, to save you so that you can have eternal life with Jesus. God loves you and don’t forget that.



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