When we talk about God’s love, we often make it a general thing. We refer to “God loves US” or “God is there for US”.
This is true, but do you take it personally? Do you realize that God loves YOU? Say it: “God loves ME”.
Put the magnifying glass of God’s love on yourself. You won’t seem selfish!
The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.
When we realize that God loves us as individuals, there won’t be any reason not to love yourself.
We love because He first loved us.
1 John 4:19 NIV