LEARN TO LOVE YOURSELF
(Appreciate Who You Are In Christ)
TO THE BIBLE Philemon 1:6 AMPC
“[And I pray] that the participation in and sharing of your faith may produce and promote full recognition and appreciation and understanding and precise knowledge of every good [thing] that is ours in [our identification with] Christ Jesus [and unto His glory].”
As a new creation in Christ Jesus, you’re peculiar; you’re the first and the best of God’s creatures: “Of His own will He brought us forth by the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures” (James 1:18). You’re the crowning beauty, and the highest of everything God made. You’re His excellently crafted masterpiece (Ephesians 2:10). Psalm 139:14 says you’re exceptional, and wonderfully made; you’re God’s marvellous work of art; and the Psalmist said, “My soul knows this very well!” You should know it too and be conscious that you’re God’s best. Therefore, love and enjoy yourself. Appreciate who you are. Don’t wish you were someone else.
There’re so many good things inside you. You’re a pearl of great value. If you don’t love yourself, you can’t really love anyone else. Don’t wait for others to compliment you; stand in front of a mirror and appreciate what God made. Compliment yourself. Affirm that you’re beautiful, and then, give God praise for making you so excellent and full of glory. Look at yourself in the mirror and say, “Lord, I love what you made!” Understand that you exude His glory. Therefore, love Him, and love what He made—YOU.
Enjoy every moment of your life. Look always at the positive side of things. Appreciate good things everywhere you see them. Appreciate you, and then appreciate others around you. Challenge your mind in the positive direction of life; and you’ll be amazed at the results. You’re God’s number one! This is what you should say to yourself always. Never judge yourself by what people say about you; what matters is what God thinks of you. And you know what? He thinks highly of you, which is why He invested so much in you. Glory to His Name forever!
James 1:17; 1 Peter 2:9; Ephesians 2:10 AMPC