Wrapping up this Sunday contemplative... Today I spoke in our local church congregation on the importance of families and while I typically have no trouble preparing and speaking, this time I literally came up blank 💬. After hours of seemingly fruitless preparation, I submitted to the idea that I wasn’t supposed to prepare and to just speak off the cuff 😳😳😳 and if you know me well, this is NOT my typical method...I was feeling really stressed 😩. Even though I practically blacked out while at the pulpit and can’t remember much at all of what I shared, I do remember a few truths that I spoke to regarding our worth and place in an eternal family.
No matter how you have been treated, raised, reinforced, praised, punished, loved or ignored your WORTH is never questioned and you are eternally KNOWN and ADORED. And when family memories and relationships serve as less than a refuge, you have a family made up of supportive friends, community members, and most importantly an eternal family, which includes all mankind, and a set of loving heavenly parents who know you better than you even know yourself and love you unconditionally. 💞
Too often we go through this life judging our worth and acceptance based on how others treat us; like they are in any way a reflection of who we are or what we can become. When we look to the real source of truth, we will receive clarity regarding these principles. Know that you are known, loved, accepted, and of infinite worth 🤟🏼💕.