SELF-ACCEPTANCE

DECEMBER 2

May you be founded securely on love. (Ephesians 3:17 AMP)

It’s agony to be with people and feel deep down that they don’t like you; or to want to do something, but not feel free enough to step out and try it. Sound familiar? My healing began when I read the Bible and discovered that God chose to love me just as I am! Imagine that! I didn’t have to earn it! That set me free to stop trying and trust what God said about me. It took a while, because I’d spent a lifetime putting myself down.

God had a special destiny for me, but I couldn’t fulfill it as long as I was insecure and had a poor self-image. So I began confessing His Word over my life each day. One of the verses that helped me greatly was this: “Before I formed you in the womb I knew and approved of you [as my chosen instrument]” (Jeremiah 1:5 AMP).

Next, I learned the difference between my who and my do. God doesn’t love everything I do, but He loves me! He sees my heart, not just my flesh. Now, if He can keep the two separate, then He can teach me to do the same, too. You see, His unconditional love enables you to accept yourself as you are and then see yourself as you’re going to be.

WHAT ASSURANCE-ACCEPTED IN THE BELOVED!

Taken from THE BEST OF THE WORD FOR YOU TODAY

 

While attending a Marriage seminar dealing with communication, Jack and his wife, Barb, listened to the instructor. “It is essential that husbands and wives know the things that are important to each other.” He addressed the man, “Can you describe your wife’s favorite flower?” Jack leaned over, touched his wife’s arm gently and whispered, “Its Pillsbury isn’t it?” …

 

Two husbands were discussing their married lives. Although happily married, they admitted that there were arguments sometimes. Then Chad said, “I’ve made one great discovery. I know how to have always the last word”” “Wow!” responded Sherman, “How did you manage that?” ​”It’s easy,” replied Chad. “My last word is always ‘Yes, Dear.” …