A Vision More like God's
If you would believe in your own goodness and beauty, you would be so relieved. A great weight would be taken off you, do you agree? Yet you have held on to the idea ever since you remember that you are not quite worthy. You may see yourself as a sluggard or one who is almost invariably mistaken. I wonder what is the comfort in thinking less of yourself than I do. Even now when I tell you what a beautiful creation of Mine you are, you have an inner protest, as if I don't really know you, as if I have been duped. Beloveds, I do know you. You are the one who is duped. You don't begin to know who you are and what you are capable of and what vision of Mine that you have already served. You may agree that your intentions are good, yet you may cling to the idea that you have fallen short. I wonder if you feel there is something you know that I don't. Will you perhaps concede a little bit and come to terms with My approval of you? What more do you want than to know that you are so loved by the One Who created you from His very breath? What more do you lack than to know you as I do know you?
You may say you hold Me in great esteem, and yet you may think that your judgment is more accurate than My perception. How I long for you to see you as I do see you! When you hold yourself in some kind of dark basement of thought, you also do not uphold Me. You make a certain subcategory for yourself, and it must be that you plunge Me there too.
You may say that you hold Me high. You may mean it with all your heart, and yet when you see yourself as a cast-off, how much do you value Me Who made you? Feeling subservient to Me is not honoring Me, beloveds. Can you not be learning and growing in life and yet give homage to yourself?
I would absolutely love to have you love yourself. I do care that you love Me, yet if you had to choose, beloveds, and of course, you don't have to choose, but if you did, I would ask you to choose yourself to love. I treasure your love for Me, yet I treasure your love for yourself more. And I come back again to the thought that what is your love for Me worth when you do not love yourself whom I created in My image.
And if you cannot love yourself as much as you love Me, why, then, give your love for Me to your brothers and sisters who are My creation as well.
I Who AM Love Itself can only create magnificence. I know you find that hard to believe. That's just the point, beloveds. You don't believe Me.
Do you really think I base My love for you on conditions about how you look or how you act? I see the shining Truth of you. I see all your light. Why would I look at anything less? Forget whatever defects you have been preoccupied with. You are perfect in My eyes. Truly, what eyes have earned the right to take precedence over My eyes? My eyes are clear. My thoughts are clear. Regardless of what you see and focus on, I see you, and I am pleased. Nay, I am overjoyed when I see My artistic creation. I created everyone alike, and you perceive differences, and you perceive fault.
Don't you know that I urge you to let go of the past and begin to see with a new vision much more like Mine?