Let's face it gals. . . we are our toughest critic right? But why why why do we do that to ourselves? Its 100% unhealthy.
I've had my fair share of moments in my life I wish I could take back. I thought about one just the other day and I shutter that I did those things. However, if I dwell on those things (which I use to) it allow so many things to breed.
Its like standing water in your yard. The longer it sits the more bacteria and mosquitoes it will breed. Neither of which are good for humans. Neither is allow our past to define us.
I've torn myself apart in so many ways. I'm not thin enough. I'm not pretty enough with acne scars. No one is going to want me after a bad break up. I'm not a good mom. I'm not a good wife. I'm not a good "self".
Self rejection, self hatred, un-forgiveness, low self worth, not feeling beautiful can really hurt you. I know because I use to allow those things to hurt me, and yes sometimes I still do if I don't keep myself in check.
Listen hun, if there's one thing I want you to grasp today is that all of those things are lies. Lies that the enemy will try to continue feeding you. He breeds on your insecurities. Unless, oh yes there is an unless. . . YOU take a stand and say no.
No I will not listen to these lies anymore. God says I am precious in his eyes so I need to start believing that. (Isaiah 43:4)
No, I'm not going to tear myself down any longer. I am worth something. I am more than a conqueror in Christ Jesus. (Romans 8:37)
Did God create you? If you answer yes then would you dare say God made something ugly? No he did not because right there in first book of the bible. . . better yet the first chapter of the bible it says:
Genesis 1:26 Then God said, "Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground."
When you start believing that you are more than your past, that is when God renews your thinking about yourself.
If the way you are thinking does NOT line up with what God says and thinks about you then throw those words, thoughts and ideals in the garbage. Go on I'll wait right here until you toss them away. And you know what so will God.
He's such a good and patient God.
When you love God well you can love yourself well.
Love yourself well.
P.S. Since its "Love yourself day" on the blog go ahead and take a selfie and comment it below. I want to see all you beautiful ladies smiling with that love the good Lord gave ya!! :)