There was once a picture of a stick figure person standing in front of another stick figure person with their red heart in their hands. Above their head was a caption that said, “It’s all I have.” And the other person’s captain said, “It’s all I want.”
Have you ever felt as if you had nothing to offer anyone? No physical gift you can possibly give will ever leave an imprint on someone’s life or etch a place for you in their soul. What we seek is much deeper than that. It comes from the core of our being and is THE gift of all gifts to be given freely without reservation to another.
What if the entire world offered their heart and soul? Wouldn’t we see a humungous shift in the way people interact with each other?
I am offering this >>>> my heart, my soul, who I am from the very core of my being. To some it will mean the entire world. Yet to others, it won’t mean a single thing to them, and they will turn away scoffing at the gift of … me. Worry NOT about those fault finding people who could knit pick you like birds peck at the corn in the field or beetles that invade your favorite rose bush, leaving behind holes in the green leaves threatening to steal the life right out of you if you let them. Do not give them that power. They aren’t worth it. Anyone that strikes out at you isn’t happy with themselves. That is the root cause of individuals who stoop to that level. We are better than that! Let the small minded people chatter amongst themselves as we rise and soar to new heights well beyond their reach.
To those that accept the gift of who I am as a person – body, mind, heart, and soul – remember, I welcome and accept you, too!
It grows cold as night falls. I hear you knocking and usher you inside. I bring you soft fuzzy socks to warm your feet, and wrap you in a fleece blanket as I offer you a tasty hot chocolate and place it in your all but frost bitten hands. Wrap your fingers around my favorite mug as you sip and savor every drop allowing the warmth of the smooth liquid and the aroma to soothe your soul. Sit with me by the crackling fire and allow me to soak up every drop of who you are … for you are a beautiful treasure.
There is no flaw in you.
No matter who in your past has told you differently. No amount of ridicule can harm you now. You are safe inside my shield, and anyone that launches harmful words of hatred your way surely will not pierce your heart now for I protect you. Here with me you are safe. My love surrounds you.
Hear me now! There is NO flaw in YOU!
You were formed with God’s great and mighty hands just the way He intended you to be. The fault finders need to examine themselves under that same microscope and rid themselves of the evil that swirls within.
Be free! My love!! Be free!
I offer you words of LOVE and ACCEPTANCE! Be who you were meant to be, and fly high in the sky knowing no one that seeks to destroy you can EVER touch you again. Their attempts bounce off of you and cannot reach you now.
Your worth and value is not to be found in them or their acceptance or even in their criticism of you. For God freely gives us HIs love, and our worth and value is securely found in HIM; our Creator, THE lover of our soul, the One that formed us with His own hand!
Go now out into the world with your head held high, shoulders back, and walk confidently in Him, Dear One, and in the love I have for you as well.