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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

LOVE YOURSELF, LAUGH AT YOURSELF

  LOVE YOURSELF, LAUGH AT YOURSELF

  You grow up the day you have the first real laugh at yourself.  Ethel Barrymore

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Many of us take our personal faults and mistakes too seriously.  We spend too much time opposing ourselves, being our worst enemies.  We often judge ourselves more strictly than we judge others and we focus on our faults far too intensely.  We should always be serious about our sin and want to improve.  But many of the little, everyday things we treat as monumental are really not so terribly important.  So give yourself a break!

 

God knew every flaw and weakness you would have and every mistake you would make when He called you into relationship with Himself.  Nothing about you surprises Him.

 

God knows - and has always known - everything about you.  He knows what you will think, do and say every day for the rest of your life on earth.  He also knows how He will help you, teach you, correct you, encourage you and give you grace for all your faults and failures.  He is always for you, never against you, no matter what you do.  This truth should set you free to lighten up, enjoy being who God made you to be, and have a laugh at your own self.

 

You are who you are.  You do what you do, and it's not always perfect.  In fact, sometimes you really mess up!  That's part of being human.  But if you also have God, have a heart to change, and ask Him to help you, then you can relax.  God is working on you, changing you every day, helping you grow.  God is not mad at you! Enjoy Him, and enjoy yourself even though you are not perfected yet.

 

Love Yourself Today: Don't be so serious all the time.  As often as possible, have a good laugh!

 


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