Importance of Self Love

Self love is important in setting the stage for all chapters of your life, such as your relationships, friendships, career and personal growth. The level in which you love yourself will determine how you allow others to treat you and how you treat yourself. It is important to truly love yourself in order for you to be able to love others and most importantly to love God.

Loving yourself means you have accepted yourself just the way God made you, whether short,tall,light skin or dark skin you have accepted your outer beauty as well as your inner beauty. You have recognized your strengths and weaknesses and you have capitalized on your strengths and are working on your weaknesses.

For example you’re good at singing; you don’t join the dance group if  you know you’re not good at dancing, you sharpen your singing skills, and you take singing classes, you learn an instrument you capitalize on it, and yes you can take dance classes if you love dancing but perfecting that which you are already good at will make you  better if not the greatest in your field, and that’s why loving your self is the first step in becoming your greatest self, as you love yourself you work on bettering yourself.

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Laurna Guiste

The Greater You movement,a movement aimed at inspiring both women and men alike, to accept and love themselves. Also, encouraging persons to tap into their greatness and becoming who God has called them to be.

Strength made perfect in Weakness

It’s hard to be the best when everyone tells you, you’re not, it becomes difficult to speak up when you got a stutter. It is painful to run in the race with a bad leg, hard to see the horizon, the silver lining when you got a blurred vision or poor eye sight. Fact is we all suffer from imperfections, we all got problems, we want to please man but we often fall short and they fail us as well. We live in a world full of darkness and everyone seems to want their own light and not so happy when your beam is brighter. It is unfair the situations that we sometimes face, the deaths, heartaches, dismissals and rejections, we feel unable to rise because of our weakness. It becomes a stumbling block to our success and an excuse which prevents us from pressing forward.

It causes us to doubt our ability to perform better, discourages us to keep fighting makes us want to quit, throw in the towel and put up our white flags. We often give into our fears because of our shortcomings; we doubt ourselves and question even God’s ability to use us. It is when I am faced with this challenge I am reminded of Moses when God was about to use him to deliver the people of Egypt that he said he couldn’t speak because he had a speech impediment/a stutter, God told Him He was the one who created the dumb, blind etc. so He knew about his stutter and still found him worthy of leading. So even if you have a weakness/shortcoming God still wants to use you.You are valuable, precious, special and God created you just the way you are, unique!

We may desire to be rid of that burden, but it is in our imperfections we often cry out to God and heavily depend on His grace. 2nd Corinthians 12:7-9 “To keep me from becoming conceited because of these surprisingly great revelations, there was given me a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”

We are given tests to prove our character and to help us become better persons, we are given weaknesses so that we continually thrust ourselves at the feet of God and trust Him to help us, and we see clearly we are nothing without Him. We shouldn’t belittle ourselves nor drown in guilt when faced with our weakness instead we should continue to trust God that He still loves us, knows us and is able to use us in spite of our impediments.

It is when we persevere when the odds are against us that we really leave our mark,our actions are heartfelt,we make a difference and God is pleased because we desired His will above ours.

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Laurna Guiste

If I am not an inspiration then stop me,

If I am not an inspiration then stop me,

Stop me from chirping my tunes because they lack to make you soar, if my words do not motivate, then hold me captive, I rather am locked behind bars, than live not playing my part

I want to encourage the dancers to dance, and spin to their practice routines and instead of following add a step or two of originality,

To the singer I motivate you to sing, sing aloud, from your stomach, face the crowd, sing until the weary soul comes out from hiding in their shacks of depression, smiling from the comfort that emits from your voice, and sing!

To the writer, write, write from the depths of your soul, write the whispers that the angels decant over you,write the comforts that they tell you to ,for God wants to tell the world how much he loves them, oh how He loves them ,so write as the spokesperson of God.

To the planter, plant, as God blesses your hands plant, to feed the many that God will bring to you, plant!
To the teacher ,teach the lessons you have learnt so well, teach as to not fill your pockets ,but to fill minds and create leaders to change the world.

The world is a plot by which you are asked to play your part well, and I urge you to play the lead in your life, live a trail of lessons, surprises, laughter and inspiration.

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Laurna Guiste