I think nothing pleases God more than to truly love the person he has made you. We have very different thoughts about ourselves that make us wonder why we are the way we are and who we are truly. We often complain about what we look like, what we are not happy about, what can we change. We admire others or have that jealousy on wanting to look like a certain person. To truly know yourself, you have to set yourself apart from others and look into your true self. If you’re wondering how you do that, keep reading.
1) God makes no mistakes. He created you long before your parents or grandparents were even born. He knew exactly what he was doing when he put your parents together and although your parents made have thought ooops, we aren’t ready for this, God knew they were ready and he wanted and needed you too. God has very specific plans for you and what he wants you to accomplish for him. He has always had you in mind, so don’t short yourself thinking otherwise. If you woke up and are reading this, you have a purpose.
2) Find your purpose and why you are here. Know and embrace what you like and don’t like. Know and embrace what you will and won’t tolerate. With that being said, not just from a boyfriend/girlfriend relationship stand point but from life itself. You’ve all heard the saying, “you are who you talk to and hang around.” Who is in your close party? Are they complainers, nah sayer, do they use the word CAN’T too much? Are their words more negative than positive? Do they constantly talk and look down upon others? It maybe time to look for a new group to hang with. What we don’t realize a lot of the time is that the things we constantly hear, address, react too, that becomes us, and then we begin to think that way and forget all about how Jesus wants us to think and above all LOVE You have to free yourself from the negative people and surround yourself with positive people. Believe it will be hard, but again if the path you walk is not for others, well that just means you walk with Jesus and he will put the right people in your life.
3) It’s very much ok to be different. Being different it was sets you apart. No one wants anyone like them. Yes, read that again, No one wants anyone like them. What does the world need with a bunch of you’s? Seriously why do you want to know what you think all the time? People who think outside the box, people who think inside the box, people who don’t have a box, they are all different and those people will and do hold a significant part of your life. I could not imagine having a friend just like me. I get on my own nerves sometimes by the way I talk or think, and I always pray about it and not that I don’t trust Jesus, I ask my besties about it. I have these four ladies around because they are absolutely nothing like me and I love it. They hold confidence and they stand up to me when I need it. We don’t always agree, and that’s ok, its called having adult friends, but without these ladies, or if these ladies were all like me, we’d never get anything done, and have the same conversation over and over.
4) If nothing else gets your attention,maybe this will, YOU ARE WHAT YOU THINK? Whether it’s positive or negative, that’s you. I’m hoping its more on the positive side, but I know we have those days where, well the sun is not shining on me. Try to think past those thoughts and get back on track. What ever you draw your mind to, that’s what you give your attention to. So when your mind begins to wonder about the negative things, tell Satan not today and keep going.
I am sharing this with you, because at one point, this was all me. I hated the way I looked. I entertained foolery, and continued to complain about everything. It got me absolutely no where. Seriously, no where. Being bitter and angry at everything, and not really caring about a lot of things. I took myself away from my church, and tried to handle life on my own. The outcome, FAILURE! Yep, fell completed on my face!
A very helpful book for me is “Purpose Driven Life” by Rick Warren. I have seem to have lost my direction somewhere a long the way these last 17 years, not bad but looking at life now, well I know I am not where I need to be, (by the way, this wasn’t my plan, that’s what I get for not asking Jesus) but I will get there and so can you. Yesterday at church something hit me very hard, I couldn’t repeat when the deacon was talking, but I knew it was meant for me. Jesus, I trust in you. Say it over and over and over till it sticks. Believe it, he will take care of you, no matter your shortcomings. Just ask for forgiveness and keep moving forward.
God Bless!! Above all, LOVE.