Learning to Love the YOU that God Loves

It didn’t come easily for me.  I’m now in my thirties and as I look back on my life, I realize that I spent the majority of my life striving to be someone other than ELANA.

I wouldn’t say it out loud for fear of awkward looks or punishment from other’s opinions of me.  But I didn’t have to look far for that punishment.  I was punishing myself every day.

Every time I failed at something,  I blamed my lack of intelligence.

Every time I was rejected by a man, I blamed my lack of beauty.

Every time I was laughed at or picked on, I blamed my lack of character.

Throughout my life I told myself I was simply “not enough.” It didn’t take long for me to believe it.

But God, in His infinite love, told me that He already made me enough. 

You know, I hear often that there’s power in prayer, but it’s not until I really prayed – I mean really prayed – that I began to see breakthrough in my life.  One by one, little by little, those lies that I told myself started to disintegrate.  In return, God replaced them with knowledge of how much He loves me.

It’s been a long journey for me, but an incredible one.  I’m thankful that as I write these words, I can get up from this laptop, look in the mirror, and love the person who’s staring back at me.

God gave me the tools to live better and love better, starting first with how I love myself.  Now, I want to share those tools with you.

That’s why I created “Love from the Highest.” It’s an online course on self-love and acceptance according to the way God loves us.

In this 5-part series, you’ll learn what it means to be fearfully and wonderfully made.

Seats are filling up quickly, but there’s still time to register by February 20th.  Don’t let this opportunity pass you by this year.


Click here for more information.


The best gift you can give to someone is a you that YOU love.

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Elana Cole is an author, educator, and coach who is passionate about helping others in their personal journeys towards a more beautiful life. She is the author of "The Midnight Experience" and creator of Empowered Narrative, a blog about transforming the way you live and love.

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