If I asked you to name all of the things you love, how long would it take you to name yourself?
If you’re anything like the vast majority of humanity, you most likely wouldn’t make it onto your own list. And, the reasons you wouldn’t are as plentiful as the day is long – your father walked on you, your mother gave you up for adoption, your spouse cheated on you, your congregation “voted” you out, your friends betrayed you, your mentor told you it’s wrong, your religion taught you that in order to truly love God then you have to hate or despise yourself. All somewhat convincing explanations. However, none were convincing enough for God to remove us from His list, which means we must re-think who and what we’ve allowed to determine ours and, as an obedient response, re-write it so that it begins to look more like His.
With a body of life experiences marked by abandonment and rejection, author, Chevis Brooks, knows all-too-well the harsh reality of feeling unlovable. As a result, He also knows the direct impact it can and will have on providing answers to humanity’s three most dominant questions: Who Am I? What Am I Worth? Why Am I Here?
Through a unique journey, Chevis discovered that loving yourself allows you to discover yourself. It introduces you to you. He believes until you learn to see yourself through God’s eyes, the eyes of love, you will never be able to know who you really are. And, if you don’t who you are then you won’t know what you’re worth or why you’re here. These three elements are the reason you and I live – it’s the reason for the breath in our bodies and the reason He came to love us. This is why we must receive it just as Jesus gave it, both as a command and a commission.