And so He gently said to her, in the midst of her self-doubt, “My dear, why is it that you desire to find your self worth from others? Why is it that you do not seek to receive your worth from Me? You see darling, I’ve already given it to you.. Remember my grace. Yes, my grace - It’s a free gift and it does not come through anything you believe you deserve or can achieve by aiming higher. It is designed perfectly for you; freely. And so I urge you daughter, to rest in My grace. You will tire from seeking to find recognition in the eyes of others, from desiring to be well-liked and to be included in the worlds view of popularity. I see your heart, my daughter. I see it, I see within your want to be appreciated. But dear, I want you to know that you already have an elevated position. It is because of your relationship with my son, Jesus Christ, that You are already appreciated. Already a part of My kingdom as my daughter, and co-heir with Christ. Because you are the daughter of Me, Your Lord, Your King… You are given the position of being a princess. You are My princess, dear. Remember the truth that I tell you; in that an earthly princess is not made wonderful and precious because of who she is or what she can do nor offer, No. She has status and position for her father is a king. She has royalty in her blood, running through her veins.. You, my daughter; You have royalty in your blood as well. You are my daughter and I am the King. And no matter what you do, your status will never change. I have chosen you and I have planned out your life. I will not forget you and will be with you forever and always. I have engraved you in the palm of my hands. And so I urge you now, my beautiful daughter - to rest in the knowledge of who you are in Me. Nothing else outside of me, will ever be enough. Not words, not actions, not thoughts you can produce- But above all -You are my daughter and I love you. And in that you may rest.”
Having relationships with people is a beautiful thing. While earthly relationships are a blessing and a necessity, we have to remember that they will NEVER satisfy the ache deep within us to be loved and to know our worth.
That ache within me is a blessing, not a curse. It reminds me I was made for more than this earth. I was made for more than temporary pleasure and satisfaction. God created me out of the overflow of love He has for His creation. The purpose of human relationships in my life is to encourage, inspire, and love others like Jesus loves me. My fiancé can never and will never satisfy me like God. With that being said, God will use Him and others around me to love and take care of me…but not to replace His love.
I never want it to leave because it reminds me I am loved. It reminds me I am forever wanted, forever desired. I am Forever His.
I’m in love with a Man who will never fail me and who will see every promise to pass. Love is tattooed on me, it’s written on my heart. I am forever His. There is no greater love than His. He loved me when I rejected Him. He loved me when I came back to Him. He loved me when I went to other lovers day after day trying to satisfy the ache. He loved me enough to never let that ache dissipate within me. He loved me day after day, night after night. He has loved me since eternity. It was His plan, His desire to call me forth into this world. And here I am. Discovering more of who He is, and discovering who I am in Him. That ache has never led me astray. That ache always leads me back to my knees, falling more and more in love with a God who is nothing short of perfect.
That ache is what brings me back to Him time and time again.
It’s better than butterflies in my stomach. It brings tears to my eyes. It moves my entire being. It reminds me of my purpose.
That ache is my reminder. I was made for this.
I was made for love.
I’m growing up.
i’m ok with that
When a man loves a woman, he has to become worthy of her. The higher her virtue, the more noble her character, the more devoted she is to truth, justice, goodness, the more a man has to aspire to be worthy of her. The history of civilization could actually be written in terms of the level of its women.
—Archbishop Fulton Sheen