Affection and Love
“Learn to go to God for your love and affection. You need to know that you are special to God and that He will not reject you. Feeling secure in God’s love will lessen your fear of rejection from your deep relationships.”
What a perfect, honest reminder.
Life is busy. Our world is constant and sometimes it can feel impossible to slow down or stop for a minute to think and reflect.
We are so focused on our lives, our jobs, etc. and sometimes we forget that we need love and affection. Often, we look for that feeling in all the wrong places.
The endorphins from the gym, the joy of the coffee pot, the like on social media, the validation from your deep relationships, etc.
This is something that was hard for me to wrap my mind around.
We don’t need validation from ourselves. We don’t need it from our friends, our families, or our romantic relationships. Yes, it is nice to hear kind words and feel appreciated. There is nothing wrong with expressing our love and affection to those we have deep relationships with, BUT ultimately, their opinions of you don’t really matter. Who they say you are and what you mean to them does NOT define who you are in Christ. We are who HE says we are. We are perfect in the eyes of the King and that is the only validation we truly need.
You are defined by, loved by, held by the creator of the world. He deserves all your love and affection and he GIVES to you all of his love and affection. That is where we should seek attention and love from.
I was wondering why I was so unsettled in my life lately. From the outside, my world looks good. But my heart is hungry for love and affection. Truly, the only place that I can be satisfied and feel enough is in the arms of the Father.
Thank you, Lord, for good friends and godly relationships to remind me of the truth.
He is so good.
He is so fulfilling.
He is worth every ounce of your time and attention.
Let his truth fill your spirit and live in your soul. We belong to Him.
A reminder from His word.
Psalm 139: 13-16
For you formed my inward parts;
you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works;
my soul knows it very well.
My frame was not hidden from you,
when I was being made in secret,
intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw my unformed substance;
in your book were written, every one of them,
the days that were formed for me,
when as yet there was none of them.