For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
It’s easy to dwell on what we think is negative about us, but it doesn’t help us do better. Beating yourself up for past mistakes doesn’t move you forward. If you’re waiting to perform perfectly before you feel good about who you are, you’ll be waiting your whole life. There will always be some area we need to improve in. The better you feel about yourself now, the better you’ll do. The more you love yourself now, the further you’ll go. You can’t give away what you don’t have. If you’re in turmoil inside, critical of yourself, feeling condemned, that’s what you have to give. If you’re hard on yourself, you’ll be hard on others. If you don’t forgive yourself, you won’t forgive others. If you don’t get along with you, how can you get along with your family? The best thing you can do is start being for you. When you love yourself, you can love others. When you’re kind to yourself, you can be kind to others. It all starts with you.
Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You for loving me so much that You’ve blotted out all my sins and released me from condemnation through the incredible price that Jesus paid on the cross. Help me to love myself as You love me and to love others in a way that honors You as well. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”