How to Foster Self-Love When Life Beats You Down

When we know we are fully loved and fully known as beloved in our Father’s eyes.

When we cling with certainty to the promise that nothing we do can separate us from Divine love.

When we believe that no matter what labels society places on us, or how others treat us, our worth is etched in eternal gold.

Getting to this space of unshakeable self-love isn’t easy for any of us. Life will perpetually beat us down, and people will hurt and betray us. But if we warrior up–by sinking our emotional claws into the truth that God’s LOVE dwarfs all shame, guilt, failure, weakness, cruelty, or otherwise, we will come out as champions every time.

Self-love is a birthright of believing in God’s everlasting love regardless of what the world tells us otherwise. My daughter is showing me how to do this every day. She blows me away with her strength and tenacity.

Let’s go after it. Together. As warriors for one another.

Shelby Spear
Shelby Spear
Shelby is a sappy soul whisperer, sarcasm aficionado, and pro-LOVE, Jesus adoring mom of 3 Millennials writing stuff & doing life with her hubby of 25 years. You can read her stories on her blog at, around the web, and in print at Guideposts. Shelby's new book, co-authored with Lisa Leshaw, is now available: How Are You Feeling, Momma? (You don't need to say, "I'm fine.")

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