Friday, August 6, 2010

Love Yourself

Let God fill you
with a divine-based love of self.
Of late I seem to be coming across a large number of folks who are lacking in self-esteem and self-confidence, and it distresses me.  These are the broken, the wounded, the hurting.  Each has a different story, be it past abuse, changes in life circumstances, love won and lost;  the list goes on and on for the reasons why.

So Many Reasons

Society doesn't make their situations any easier as the world tends to be more self-centered in this day and time, and assessments of personal value are largely contingent upon the acquisition of wealth, education, and social standing. 

I want to encourage anybody reading who may be suffering from this malady to never let people or circumstances define your self-worth.  Look to a higher place for your validation.  Love of God and a divinely-based love of self are the springboards from which all good things flow.

Your Hope

Learn to love God, and let Him teach you how to love yourself.  There's a whole wide world out there just waiting to be conquered and enjoyed, and it all starts with this most basic precept.

Take A Step

I'm going to sound like a broken record here, but I'm going to keep saying it until somebody hears me.  Take just one step today.  Pick up your Bible, ask God to show you something to encourage your heart, open it, and read.  Ask Him to fill you with His love.

Tomorrow take another step, and do it again.  The next day, take yet another step, and yes, you guessed it, do it again.  Keep doing it until you feel your change coming and the love of God beginning to transform your life.

What Are You Waiting For?

An ancient philosopher, Confucius, stated, "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."  Don't wait another minute.  Take your first step today.  

My prayer is that you get to know Him in all of His fullness and feel the power of His love. 

Have you ever suffered from a lack of self-esteem and self-confidence?  How did you overcome it?
"And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself." Matthew 22:39

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