Be Kind To Yourself…

I know too many times we can be way to hard on ourselves. I can literally be my own worst critic most of the time. Let me ask you this question. Do you believe you’re Gods handiwork and that you’re fearfully and wonderfully made? That’s the question of the week and I have to be honest with you and myself. I didn’t always believe that. There were times and honestly there still are when I look in the mirror and say why did you make me this way God? Why did you give me this and not that? Why don’t I have these talents and these abilities instead? Comparison gets the better of us and we start to believe what the enemy wants us to believe. I’m challenging myself to list some characteristics and attributes about myself that I am grateful for.

One characteristic I admire most about myself Is my giving heart. I’m loving and generous and always wanting to help others when I can. I’m kind and sensitive. This can be a good and a bad thing to most but today I’m choosing to look at it as a good thing. I’m strong, capable, resilient in fact. God reassures me in every victory that he won’t give me more than I can handle.

I cherish the values that I have. I know what I deserve and I won’t settle for anything less then Gods best. I’ve been through so much and Its made me make choices to do things intentionally with my life. It’s not always easy saying good things about ourselves but we have to stop and ask ourselves what lies might we be believing right now that’s preventing us from entering into the fullness of life that Jesus has for us. Gods word is the weapon we use against the enemy to expose his lies and when he’s trying to deceive us. When you believe it, it changes what you say. We need to start talking about ourselves the way the Bible talks about us. I remember after watching the movie “ overcomer “ I read the book of Ephesians, the first 2 chapters and I wrote down everything it said I was as a believer in Christ. I am blessed, I am chosen, I am holy and I have a purpose and it said so much more. After reading that question and then writhing this blog, I’m making a vow to stop my negative speaking over my life. I sometimes forget that there’s power in the tongue, that it brings life and death. Do you ever realize that you’re speaking death over yourself? I’m choosing to use my mouth as a weapon to destroy the lies of the enemy that he has spoken over me. I’m choosing to believe what God says about me instead. I know it’s not always easy but I’m challenging you to make a list of characteristics abtributes about yourself that you are most grateful for. I’m challenging you to read Ephesians chapter one and two and write down everything that God says you are in him. Speak these truths over your life every day and remember that YOU ARE fearfully and wonderfully made. He took his time on you. You are who he called you to be. You’re his masterpiece. You are royalty, your father is king 🤍

Until next time 💫

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