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There is a power in what we say. This is probably most true in what we say to ourselves.
Far too many people are so quick to beat themselves up and run themselves down. Do you ever do that?
- How could I have missed that? I’m so stupid!
- Grrr! I forgot my wallet again. I’m so forgetful!
- I can’t believe I said that! I’m so insensitive!
- I could never paint like that. I’m so uncreative!
- I really messed that one up. I’m such an idiot!
- I can’t seem to do anything right. I’m just a good-for-nothing!
If you talked to your friends the same way you talk to yourself, would you have any friends left?
The things you say to yourself have got to change. The way you think about yourself has got to change.
God made you the way He made you on purpose. In all of human history, there has never been another you. Right now among the nearly 7 billion people on earth, there isn’t anyone like you.
You are you because God made you. He loves what He made. He loves you!
Perfect? No way! None of us are. That’s one of the few things you and I have in common with everyone else.
Unique? You better believe it!
One of a kind? You sure are!
Good for something? Yep! You have the talents and abilities and personality and temperament that God intended for you to have.
STOP BEATING YOURSELF UP!
Look into God’s mirror and let Him reflect back to you just how wonderful you are! Spend quiet time with your Creator, with your Lover. Hear Him whisper to your heart how special you are.
Then be you. The world needs you to be you. The world is a better place with you in it.
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April 8, 2010 at 11:19 am
A few years ago, I remember when Craig had us all wear a rubberband on our wrists. Every time we said something critical or insulting to ourselves, we had to snap the rubberband against our wrists. You quickly realize how often you criticize yourself. Give it a try.
April 8, 2010 at 1:46 pm
I know God has a purpose and plan for me and i am special . I do enjoy the talks that we have and the advice and support you give me
April 8, 2010 at 4:46 pm
I need to try the rubberband I think my wrist will be pretty sore for awhile!
April 13, 2010 at 8:36 am
absolutely true that our words have power. there is plenty of scripture to confirm this. I am learning in my healing that what I say in my mind and out loud directly affects my body. For example, if I say, “that makes me sick” generally I end of feeling unwell. But if I say,”I awakened with some pain but it is going away and I am feeling more energized today” that is what happens. I am boldly declaring that I will ride my horse by July and that I will start work again by April 15th serving one or 2 clients a day. While few agree with me, I know that my mind has so much power on my body that I can literally affect it’s healing!
Isn’t our body amazing? God created us and gave us so much!
April 13, 2010 at 8:38 am
one more thought, the new Joyce Meyer book also addresses this and teaches us how to stop being so self critical. we are, after all, creations of an almighty God! check out the book released today and she is offering it for a gift of any amount this week! title? “Eat the Cookie, Buy the Shoes” and she is not suggesting we become self indulgent.
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