Sunday, February 22, 2015

Sweet Word Sunday: Acceptance

Acceptance: favorable reception; approval; favor.

I have to share something pretty amazing with you. At first I didn't think it was so important or even amazing but let me tell you I am AMAZED at how life works! 

I had to go through yet another rejection to realize that it really doesn't matter WHO or WHAT rejects you in this life .... if you learn to accept yourself. Problem is, I never really wanted to accept me as I am as enough. Why? Because I never felt like I would be enough. Growing up I had a father who never really accepted  me or wanted me in his life, and I held onto that. If he didn't' want me there must have been something wrong with me. I have had boyfriends reject me, friends leave me, and even other family who simply just chose to pretend I don't exist anymore. If I wanted to (and apparently I must have)  I could have wallowed in the emotions and feelings of rejection. Think about it. If your a Christian and you say something wrong or choose a particular activity you could be rejected. In fact.. if you want to know the truth I WAS rejected by a particular group of "Christians" and for me I am thankful.

Why would I accept myself if all these important people didn't. Let me tell you why?! If I can't accept myself why should anyone else? And beyond that.... if and when I DO finally accept myself, why would I really NEED anyone else's approval?

Friday night as I went to bed, I began to speak an affirmation over myself that I NEVER have really spoken before. IN fact I never understood it's importance. But ... Friday night was an earth shattering experience for me because as soon as I spoke the words, I felt them deep inside, and fell into this place of peace that I had never experienced before EVER in my life. "I accept me from the top of my head to the tips of my toes. I love who I am and who I have always been.".

Acceptance truly does come from within because Once you accept yourself ... it doesn't matter who rejects you. I have permanently let go of those who have chosen to not take a chance in me, or not seen me as one that fits their bill. That's okay by me. I figured I must be above them, and whole and complete. I no longer have a lack of acceptance in myself. I now realize I am pretty amazing and if I let you in my life, I must trust you a whole LOT!


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