Beware Of The Trap Of Negative Thinking…Learn To Love Yourself (part 2)

Yes, learn to love yourself!

One of the worst things you could do is to go through life being against yourself. No one can be you better than you and no one can love you more than you love yourself. Choose to believe in yourself and in your abilities over some crackpot societal norms and beliefs that says; “You’re not what you’re supposed to be. You don’t measure up. You’re no good. You’ve blown it too many times.”

Keep honing your talents. Keep blowing your potentials. Someone out there needs what you’ve got to offer. And, until you find them, never quit! Focusing on your weaknesses and on every negative introspection is the root cause of many difficulties you face.

In no distant time, you will realize that you can not get along in relationships, you’re insecure, you have no idea what it means to have fun nor be happy, you’re not at peace with who you are. Christ said, “Love your neighbor as you love yourself”. Notice, the prerequisite to loving others is to love yourself.

If you don’t have a healthy respect for who you are, and if you don’t yourself faults and all, you will never be able to properly love other people. Unfortunately, self-loathing destroy many relationships. I’ve met some people who think their spouse or their husband is the reason they can’t get along in their marriage.

Or they are sure that it’s their coworker’s fault, but the fact is that they have a civil war raging on the inside. They don’t like their looks, they feel everyone and anyone is out to take what belongs to them. They don’t like where they are in life, they are upset because they haven’t broken a bad habit, and that poison spills out into their relationships.

” The day you decide to love yourself is the day you conquer the world”

Understand, you can’t give what you don’t have. You can’t love another if you are not able to love a bit of yourself. If you’re in strife on the inside, feeling angry or insecure about yourself, feeling unattractive, feeling condemned, then that’s all you can give away.

Before you can make progress in life, you must first come to terms with you are. Please recognize that if you’re negative toward yourself, it’s not only affecting you; it is influencing every relationship you have, and it will affect your relationship with God.

You may have some faults, have some things you wish you could change about yourself. Well, join the crowd. We all do. But lighten up and quit being so hard on yourself. Interestingly, we might never criticize another person or tell him or her, ” You’re really dumb; you’re unattractive, you’re undisciplined.” Yet, we don’t have any problem saying it to yourself. Why is that?

I’ll tell you why. We’ve trapped ourselves in negative thoughts about who we are. We see trash even when others see treasures in us. We prefer to walk around in our starched shirts, bright smiles, and social graces so people will see us harmless, quirky, selfless individual but deep inside we are punch drunk on negativity.

Many of us are our own worst enemies. Don’t step into that negative trap anymore. If you’re still struggling in some areas, go to God and ask him to help you, but don’t live under mounds of condemnation and don’t beat yourself up. Shake it off and move on.

The Scripture indicates that God has already approved and accepted you. He loves you unconditionally. Shake off the guilt, all the negative energy, condemnations, inadequacies, and start loving yourself. Start feeling good about your strength and work on improving your weaknesses.

Make a decision to love yourself today, and starting now!

Have a lovely weekend…

Blessings and Love

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