How We Treat Ourselves Matters

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Let’s talk about the lies and the truths in our lives. We all feed ourselves with lies sometimes. Talk down to ourselves, saying words like “oh I am so stupid” “I can’t do this” “I will never succeed” “I am not beautiful” “I need to impress people” “I don’t look nice” “I am not smart”. Many of us can’t even take compliments. Some of us for example feel awkward when someone compliments us, especially on our appearance, sometimes It can feel like they are making fun. Why? Because we don’t believe it most of the time. 

How we treat ourselves matters. As God loves us so much and he created us, one of the many commandments was to love your neighbour as you love yourself. Sometimes we exhaust ourselves to treat others the best we can, why can’t we give that love to ourselves as well? And how can we love someone the best way if we don’t love ourselves?

Here are some truths about who God says we are:

“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” 
Ephesians 2:10

Just one of many verses in the Bible that describes how special we are to him. We are his workmanship, “workmanship” this noun describes the hard work and skill that goes into making something, it can also describe the quality of a handmade object that is skillfully crafted. You show workmanship when you labour carefully over a project.

Keeping it short just think of how special we are to him. He loves us all equally so the love and cares you give to your friends, family and everyone else you deserve as well.


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