Overcoming the Resistance to Loving Yourself

As soon as you attempt to learn to love yourself more, a resistance rises up, preventing you from landing into the beauty of God’s love. But most people do not know how to discern what this resistance actually is.

The most challenging thoughts to discern are often the negative ones we have about ourselves. They can become so familiar; we fail to notice the voice has been programming us with a virus of thinking. Toxic thoughts can pulsate through our system so rapidly; connecting to our body and affecting us in ways we don’t even realize.

It can be easier to identify certain negative thoughts as coming from the enemy, because they operate clearly as attacks against us. Fear comes upon us. Lust floods our system. Anger rises up inside. These can be easier to label.

A resistance to self-love can be challenging to identify because it doesn’t manifest as an offensive attack, but more as a defensive blocker. It deploys a resistance to the presence of love.

The enemy’s assignment here is to stand as a hindrance to love, but it can be so subtle. It doesn’t make a lot of noise when it operates; because it doesn’t need to. The goal is to numb you out from true love.

It takes self-awareness and discernment to recognize this influence. Over time, the resistance to self-love feels like an emotional Plexiglas wall across our chest. For years, I literally felt this physical response. I wanted authentic love, but I could not seem to connect to it from my heart.

Millions live with mindsets that are against themselves and don’t know it. Many reject who they are all day long and have no clue this is occurring. The destruction work is quiet but very deadly. Some may hear its voice screaming, but most of the time, these impressions lurk behind the scenes, whispering venomous thoughts that lurk below the surface, yet infect everything.

In this episode, we want to dissect this resistance to loving yourself and give you some encouragement on breaking free to experience the love you were meant to receive.

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In this episode, we talk about: 

  • What a day looks like when we do not love ourselves.
  • The importance of recognizing the resistance that keeps you from loving yourself.
  • The role of self-hatred, self-rejection, self-condemnation and fear and how they work together to keep you from loving yourself.
  • The importance of filling yourself and experiencing love in personal ways.
  • Three growth options you may need to consider in learning to love yourself.

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