Be Good To Yourself
Be Good to Yourself. You are the only YOU that you have. You are the only YOU that we have. Don't put yourself down. Don't be hard on yourself ( be honest, but not harsh). God created you just the way you are. We are ALL works in progress. None of us are perfect. When you look in the mirror, tell yourself... "I love you just for who you are". My wonderful friend and neighbor told me to "hold your hand over your chest, close your eyes, and say I Am Enough - Flaws and All - Created in God's Light. I AM ENOUGH". I thought that was beautiful.
Often times we find ourselves getting involved in busy-ness, trying to validate our purpose and place in this world. God has a plan for each and every one of us and He designed the plan while we were yet in our mother's womb - He knew us. How amazing is that? "God don't make no mess!" (remember the old folks used to say that when we were growing up?!) Sometimes our lives get messy, but He can turn that mess into our message and use it for His Glory. Our trials and tests become our testimonies.
Know Your True Value -"For you know that God paid a ransom to save you from the empty life you inherited from your ancestors. And it was not paid with mere gold or silver, which lose their value. It was the precious blood of Christ, the sinless, spotless Lamb of God.“ (1 Peter 1:18-19) Too often we base our value on how someone is treating us, how successful we are, how perfect a life we’ve lived. We base it on what we do, what our income is, who we know. The problem is that all those things can change. If you’re trying to get your value from how people treat you, then if they hurt or disappoint you, you’re going to feel devalued. If you’re basing your value upon your achievements, then if something negative happens, your sense of value will go down. Your value should be based solely on the fact that you are a child of the Most High God. You have royalty in your blood. How someone treats you doesn’t change your value. Nothing you ever do, nothing you ever achieve, and nothing you ever overcome will make you any more valuable. You are valuable right now. You have been fearfully and wonderfully made. God calls you a masterpiece. Start carrying yourself with confidence. Remember Romans 8:38 says "Nothing can separate us from God's Love". So, Be Good to Yourself and Thank the Father that your value is based solely on the fact that you are His child and you are valuable right now - You Are Enough - regardless of what you've done or how you feel.... flaws and all! God is Good, all the Time and All the Time, God is Good!