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The benefit of seeing through God's eyes

Saturday, January 19, 2013

I've been having some thoughts about myself and my relationship with God, and how I talk to myself.

The first thought was that I am too hard on myself when I make a mistake. I realized I should learn to see myself the way God sees me.

At work, I am a retail manager and am very good at my job. Its because I can walk the sales floor and see all the details--the good things and the "opportunities". I can make lists of notes for my coworkers to fix all the things I see. Many times over the last 15 years, I longed for coworkers who could see through "Carolyn's eyes" and fix stuff without me having to point it out.

So I can take this idea a step further, knowing that God loves me and wants me to be successful in life, the same way I want my coworkers to be successful at work. I need to look at myself in a loving and forgiving way, with a larger perspective. When I put this into practice, I feel differently about myself. I love myself more. I feel less guilt about choices I make, and motivated to making different choices the next time.

I plan to keep reminding my brain to see myself through God's eyes. It will make me a better person, and keep me from turning to food to deal with my emotions. I'm not saying I'm perfect at it, life is all about striving for perfection the best you can each day.

There was something else I wanted to record here, but its late and I can't remember what it is. I'll leave it for tomorrow!
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WATERMELLEN 1/19/2013 5:11PM

    Glad you're feeling inspired!

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MYJUNIEMOON 1/19/2013 10:21AM

    Great self-reflection, Carolyn! Thanks for sharing. emoticon

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DAS92687 1/19/2013 7:26AM

    Carolyn, Very insightful message - I love it !!
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DEBRA0818 1/19/2013 5:44AM

    I am encouraged by some of the things I've read to think of ALL that I am and have belonging to God, that he is loving me into being at every moment and that my talents (such as they are) are gifts from Him. There is nothing I can do to separate myself from the love which is in Christ Jesus. Understanding that has been a great perspective enlarger for me.

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NCSUE0514 1/19/2013 5:04AM

    At a point where I was very down on myself, I made a point to read Psalm 139 at least twice each day, morning and night. I came to realize that God knew well in advance everything I would ever do that would hurt or disappoint him, and that he loved and valued me enough to create me anyway.

He sees something of tremendous value in each of us and loves us very much. At times when we may doubt ourselves, it is good to remember that we have a God whose judgement we can trust!

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YAHSGIRL 1/19/2013 2:13AM

    To see myself through Abba's eyes. Thank you for this precious reminder.

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