Hi there! I hope you read the amazing guest blog post (by Brett Shoemaker) that I put up last week! If you haven’t read it yet, click here. You won’t want to miss it. For those of you that don’t know, the post was a love letter that Brett felt led to write to his future wife. It is absolutely inspiring. This letter is a perfect illustration of the unconditional love that we’ve been talking about in this blog. The letter epitomizes God’s unconditional love for us, and serves as a role model for how we are to U Love one another. Obviously, I think Brett got it totally right!!
I hope Brett’s message has positively impacted many women, and even men, in a major way. I know it has done so for me. We see so many characteristics of God’s love for us mentioned in Brett’s letter. For instance, God already thinks we’re beautiful in every way. He wants to be close with us, in whatever condition we’re in. We don’t have to change ANYTHING about ourselves to come to God, and to receive His perfect love and acceptance. It’s already there, waiting for us. We just need to realize that it is truly there waiting for us to receive it. Brett encourages men to love their woman in the same way.
Another point Brett makes is that God made us fearfully and wonderfully. He had a plan for us when he created us. He doesn’t make mistakes, so, we are not a mistake no matter what anyone has told us. Now that we’ve settled the point that we are no mistake, we can also know that we are wonderful just the way we are, flaws and all. We don’t have to change in order to be loved.
Have you heard the song by John Legend called, “All of Me”? There’s a lyric in that song that says, “All of me, loves all of you….love your curves and all your edges, all your perfect imperfections.” I absolutely love those words, because it’s what God feels towards us. He loves all of you and all of me. He loves all of our perfect imperfections, because He made us just right. He loves us unconditionally even though we’re not perfect.
When we come to the full understanding of who we are in God, and how we’re perfectly accepted and loved by Him, we’ll hopefully start to see ourselves differently. We can exude more confidence for starters, not feeling like we have to be someone we’re not, or act in certain ways to gain acceptance by others. Brett talks about this very idea in his letter…..about how women need to realize their worth, beauty, and “princess” status. This is something I’ve really had to work on for myself.
Brett’s letter helped me to overhaul my view of myself, and my future relationship with whomever will be my husband. As you may know from previous posts, I’ve admitted that I would sometimes feel like I had to find ways to please a guy to make sure he’d love me. I’d often feel like I had to look, act, and be perfect if I had any hopes of a guy wanting me. I’ve gone through definite emotional hurt from guys that have thrown me aside because I wouldn’t do certain things they wanted, which only perpetuated the incorrect view I was having of myself and the relationship I was in.
Brett’s letter truly encouraged me to know that God does indeed have someone out there who will love me with God’s love. It is the same for any woman who will look for someone like that. I realized that there is someone out there who will treasure me for who I really am on the inside, not merely seeing my outward appearance; because he’ll be looking at me through a lens of U Love. He’ll love my imperfections, and appreciate all of me. Brett’s letter helped strengthen my courage to be strong, to wait for my true prince charming, and to not settle for anything less than God’s best for me. I encourage you to do the same.
So, I want to give Brett a huge thank you for writing that letter in the first place, and for corroborating the truth of God’s love for us. Brett’s letter is evidence of the truth of God’s provision for a future, wonderful love relationship provided by Him!