Two insights came to my mind as I saw a couple tonight and felt jealous (“I’m good enough for a relationship like that, right?”).
First, my worth is independent from my relationship status.
Second, my relationship status is independent from my worth.
This means, whether I’m in a relationship or not, my worth is constant. It also means there is no certain threshold of goodness, attractiveness, righteousness, or any-other-good-quality-ness, to be reached at which point my new girlfriend will come knocking on my door.
So, “am I good enough to date?” Yes! And so are you :) I think the value to be in a relationship is inherent to human existence. It’s impossible to lose and so does not need to be earned. This doesn’t mean that everyone will want to be in a relationship with me or I with everyone — especially a romantic one. It does mean that we’re all worth it!
“The worth of souls is great in the sight of God.” (D&C 18:10)
I heard HWN today through these insights given through the Spirit :)
p.s. After negotiating with offers and counter offers, I’m now under contract with the house I put an offer on a couple weeks ago!