Friday, July 6, 2012

give yourself a break...

Give Yourself a Break

Philippians 1:6….he who began a good work in you

          If you find it difficult to like yourself, you are not alone. I struggled with self-rejection during much of my life and I have discovered many others also struggle with the same thing. However, that is not God’s plan. He does not want you to feel afraid and insecure…..or to be consumed with achieving perfection in hopes of being considered valuable.

          God is the only one who can perfect the good work He has started in your life, but it takes some time. In addition, during the process, He wants you to recognize you are making progress. So give yourself a break and say, “I’m okay and I’m on my way!



Lighten Up

Proverbs 12:25…Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs it down, but an encouraging word makes it glad.

          If you struggle with anxiety, you know about the uneasiness, worry, and feeling of heaviness that comes with it. Often it is a general feeling of fear that has no specific cause or source.

          Many serious things are going on in the world and you need to be aware of them and prepare for them. But, you also need to learn to relax and take things as they come without getting all nervous and upset.

          You need to learn how to enjoy the good life God has provided for you through the death and resurrection of His Son Jesus Christ (see John 10:10). So the next time you are tempted to become anxious or upset, think about what you are doing, and find something to be happy about. Have a talk with yourself about all the good things God has done in your life.


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