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Be a friend to yourself

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

In my devotion time this morning I read that we are to love God, love our neighbor and love ourselves. If I can love God and my neighbor, why is it so hard to love myself just the way I am. I wouldn't talk to a friend the way I talk to myself sometime. So, for today I will love myself just the way I am, extra pounds and all. I'll encourage myself that I can and will achieve my goal. I'll put Phil 4:13 into action and remember that I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.
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    We are all so hard on ourselves. First we criticize ourselves for our weight issues, then we realize that we should be kind to then we criticize ourselves for being so critical. It's a hard cycle to break.
    4193 days ago
    Good for you!!! That is my verse right now, it has gotten me through so much in the last year or more and it is the reason why I have lost 14.5 lbs, because I would not be able to do it myself. My biggest battle was learning to love myself and I find this verse really helps to bring it home:

    O Lord, You search me and You know me; you know when I sit and when I stand, you understand my thoughts from afar….behind and before you encircle me and rest your hand upon me….You formed my inmost being, you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you that I wonderfully and fearfully made….even my bones were not hidden from you as I made and fashioned in secret….Your eyes foresaw all my actions and all my days were written in your book before one of them ever came to be. (Psalm 139)

    4197 days ago
    I love your blog today but I needed to read this! It is true, GOD knows what you need and when you need it. I have been dealing with someone that has treated me very bad and I am having a hard time forgiving. I must continue to remind myself that I have been forgiven because of Jesus.
    Have a blessed day and thanks for sharing.
    4197 days ago
    I like your blog for today. I totally agree with you. I can love everyone but it is hard to love myself. I have to get rid of this guilt that I have been caring around for years. I think I have it all solved and then it comes back to haunt me again at the most quiet times when I am just sitting around. I just have to let go once and for all..My Ds has told me over and over to give it up to God and stop taking up my precious time worrying about things that have happened in the past. Just go forward...Merri
    4197 days ago
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