This verse hit me in between the eyes a number of years ago. I realized I didn't love me. Love me as He loves me.
Because of that, I was allowing myself to be in situations I felt worthy - or rather unworthy -of. I believed I wasn't included in the Promises He has told each of us, we are given.
I was also searching for Love in all the wrong places.
Through His Word, He has transformed my eyesight when looking at me. For the most part, I am able to see me through His eyes. To ignore and cast aside the lies of the world and my self. Yes, I still fight the urge to believe, "I am too fat, too ugly, too stupid, too much bad/evil", to amount to what He designed me to be.
We are promised the gift of Wisdom through knowing His Word.
It is through Wisdom we are able to love our own soul - as He does.
Not the way of the world, which only promotes self love.
Loving our own soul as He does, it promotes growth in our love for our ABBA, for others.
Because when we love our own soul as He does, "self" doesn't matter anymore.