The number one factor in self development is love. Now that is something you are not taught in school. When you look for ways to improve yourself does anyone ever tell you to start with that. It is important to begin by loving YOURSELF. It's truly number ONE! You cannot love others or love anything until you love yourself.
It has an unseen POWER. I put emphasis on the word power because it truly is powerful. It has more power than muscle. That may sound strange but it truly can work that way. Love can be used as a weapon and no one will be able to defend against its force. I know that sounds strange but if you think about it, it is true.
The Bible tells us of all the commandments which one is the most important…
Mark 12:29-31 “The most important one, answered Jesus, is this: “Hear Oh Israel, the Lord our God, the lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: “Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.”
Learn to greet each day with love in your heart. Look on all things with Love and you will be born again. Remembering love is number one. Start to look and appreciate all the little things. Remember the sun as it will warm our bodies; but also love the rain for it will cleanse your spirit. Love the light as it will show us the way. Both lights, the Lord and the daylight! But, also love the darkness as it will show us the stars and the moon. Welcome rewards for they are our due, yet welcome obstacles for they are your challenge and test to for better things to come. Remember to be happy as it will enlarge your heart just as sadness will open your soul. The strength of the Lord is your joy.
Love will help you make friends out of your enemies. Always look for ways to applaud; never look for ways to put someone down or gossip. Pray for your enemies that their hearts may be opened.
1 Corinthians 8:1-2 Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up. The man who thinks he knows something does not yet know as he ought to know. But, the man who loves God is known by God.
When you look at someone always greet them with a smile and find something you can love about them. It may have to be the color of their hair, or eyes, but you can always find something to love.
From this moment on, give up all hate you have and begin to love all mankind. If you truly want to learn anything on self development you will have to start with love. With love you will accomplish more, than if you try your whole life to do something without it. Love is number one and really has an unseen power that can work for you instead of your mind, or muscle. When the Lord knows what is in your heart he will work on your behalf.
Just think of the time you will save. All things will begin to happen FOR you without you even lifting a muscle. Start today. Learn to love and most of all learn to love yourself. When you do, you will inspect all things which enter your body, mind, soul and heart. Do not let your flesh make your decisions. Start to cherish yourself and you will soon be able to cherish all others. Love will change all aspects of your life. It will not happen unless you take the first step. Love yourself, Love is number one! It has been said that the next move of God is the Love movement... Are you Ready?