February 17, 2014

A Father's Voice

A Father's Voice

Dear Beloved,

I just want to say, sometimes life may be tough, weigh you down, make you lose your spirit, crush your strength and determination, gloomy, sad. Maybe you feel hurt, and disappointed. There are things you want to happen but they fail you. And not just things, maybe people fail you too.

Maybe you have a hard time to trust people, because you've been betrayed before and the memory of it still stings you. Maybe you struggle to still hold on to your idealism and life is no longer the cotton candy castle you've imagined in your younger time. Maybe you've been hurt, bad, really, really, really bad by people you've loved the most. Maybe you find it so excruciatingly difficult to forgive because the scar stays.

Maybe you're anxious. Maybe you're uncertain about your worth. Maybe you look down on yourself and you don't even understand who you are any longer. Maybe you start making unwise compromises to be accepted by people. Maybe you're aching to be known for who you really are.

Maybe you feel unloved and you're convinced that noone cares as much. Maybe you've been misunderstood your entire life. Maybe you think you'll need to be better looking, slimmer, richer, more ambitious, more successfull, smarter, or more perfect, to have someone who'll genuinely love you. Or maybe you've even given up already on love.

Let me say this: YOU ARE LOVED.

Inasmuch as I know, you are loved. Noone is unloved. There are just mistakes and unwise choices. Noone is perfect. Sometimes people hurt/disappoint you because people aren't perfect. Sometimes people tell you have to be more of A or less of B because they've been misled to in their entire life.

Conflicts, differences, disappointment, when they happen it doesn't mean you're unloved! It only screams MISCOMMUNICATION. And we can always fight to make it better by communicating.

Yes, I know it's scary to trust people when they say they love you. You've been hurt very badly and you think it's impossible to find the strength to trust again. But it's okay. You are loved and you are loveable. Doesn't matter what you did in the past. Let the past stays past. Focus on the present and start building the foundation of your future.

You are loved. There are people who love you just the way you are. There are friends who love having you around and friends who NEED you to be around. There are others who miss you, who feel sad when you're sad, who feel happy and satisfied when you are bursting with laughter.

You are lovely just the way you are. Yes, noone's perfect. We'll all fall short of everyone's standard. We'll disappoint some and bring joy to some others. We'll be treasured by some, and be taken for granted by some. It is normal.

For those who can't see your true worth, leave them be. They just can't see it yet. Treat them with kindness, respect their life view and be understanding. It's okay. And for those who see your worth, for those important people who truly see the jewel within you, treasure them. Cherish them. Love them.

You don't need to please everyone by compromising on the things that really matter. Don't invest your time and place your priority on people who don't care about your future. Stay near to those who want to bring the best out of you. Those people who love to see you maturing in your character and wisdom, treasure them.

Love is always at the corner of your eyes. There's always hope for a better life, a better future. Don't let hope walks out of your life. Don't give up. Be strong and fight to be the better you each day. When you're getting tired and needing some encouragement, there's always me :)

Search me, and you'll find love.
Seek me, and you'll understand wisdom.
Treasure me, and you'll discover life.
I am everywhere. I am everything. I am WHO I AM.

1 John 4:19
We love because he first loved us.