God created me and HIS character has gone into that creation. I must love myself and not allow thoughts of self-rejection and self-hatred to stand. Those thoughts are so far from the truth. They are not of God. I am fearfully and wonderfully made!
Learning to love yourself begins right here in Matthew 22:39... "love your neighbor as yourself." It's straight from the mouth of Jesus! So, here's the question. How can you possibly love your neighbor the way Jesus tells you to love them, unless you love yourself first? This is truly profound if you think about it! You can't possibly give others what you don't have. Right?