Support comes and goes so it is important we know how to walk out life without any crutches. Sometimes we need to get quiet and hear our own hearts beat and our own lungs breathe. Being still and quiet with zero distractions to consider life is a good thing. Am I saying do not have friends – absolutely not – I can count how many I have on one hand and I’m thankful for them. However friends cannot fill you up and give you substance. The days have arrived when we must grab hold of the courage to like ourselves just like we are WHILE GOD IS changing us into His likeness. Therefore, be BOLD and let yourself become still – even if its only for 5 minutes a day at first. Then, show yourself RESPECT and remind yourself of His dying value and HIS amazing RESURRECTION for you. Take ACTION and don’t allow the quiet to scare you away. Be VICTORIOUS and move away from past fears into current BRAVERY! Finally, ENCOURAGE yourself and see what God does in your life! As BRAVERY becomes a lifestyle, perhaps our choices will reflect it. As I grow older and hopefully wiser, I bravely find myself more often than not, responding to the Ability to be Still with a simple yes and I stop, breathe and thank God I can say yes and stop and breathe.
This is a post from a friend of ours – Bryan Jacobs – you can find him and his wife Melody on facebook – https://www.facebook.com/melodyfreemanbryan.jacobs. I thought so highly of his perspective that I wanted to share it with you –
“A personal question to you in the FB family who struggle with self worth and confidence. Would you stand in front of the church you attend and curse it and speak against it? Most of you would say “No of course not” Then WHY would you stand in front of a mirror and curse the TRUE temple of HOLY SPIRIT. You are the house of the Spirit of the Lord, and when you curse yourself with comments like, I hate my_____, I’m too_____, I’m not enough_______, you denigrate the TRUE temple of the Spirit of God….which is YOU.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 NIV Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.
I bless you in Jesus name to see yourselves through the eyes of the Love of the Father of Heavenly lights.”
#BEBRAVER LOVE YOURSELF!
What do you think about this? I thought it was spot on!! Let me know!