What Do You Think About Yourself?
What do you think about yourself? How do you view the real you?
When you look into the mirror, what are you thinking? Do you think things like, you're a winner, I'm proud of you, I love you, and I believe in you. Or, are you thinking things like, you're a failure, you're stupid, or you're ugly? What things do you say to yourself on a regular basis?
Self-talk is vital! We spend more time with ourselves than anyone else in the world. That's why I believe we have to be our own best friend.
We live in a fallen world and there's too much in life that is against us. We don't need to be beating up on ourselves.
Let it be known that there is an enemy we have who is like a roaring lion that roams around seeking whom he may devour. (John 10:10)
Let's not give him any help.
I know at times we tend to kick ourselves when we do something stupid, but there is never an excuse to put ourselves down. Failure is an event, not a person! You may find it easy to speak garbage to yourself because maybe that's all you've heard all your life. Those tapes in your brain keep playing over and over. Be reminded that God doesn't make junk.
A lot of us haven't heard positive things from our parents or those we've been around. And what we weren't able to get from them, we now have to give to ourselves.
Look in the mirror. Tell yourself that you really and truly love yourself and that you really and truly forgive yourself for all of your shortcomings. Give yourself permission to make mistakes. After all, you are human. Tell yourself that you believe in yourself. You're gonna make it and that God is on your side, and if God is for you, who can be against you? (Romans 8:31)
It will feel really awkward for a while until you get used to hearing and seeing yourself speak to yourself this way, but it works. You self-esteem will improve dramatically!
Most people don't realize that a lot of the reason we feel the way we feel is because of the way we think. Our thoughts produce our feelings. You will obviously perform much better when you feel good about yourself than if you keep thinking you're a failure.
If we're ever going to be successful in life we must love ourselves. We must feel deserving of success in order to have it and enjoy it. You must be your own best friend and you must love yourself before you can love anyone else! (Mark 12:31)
About the Author
Daniel N. Brown is the publisher of the "Living the Abundant and Prosperous Christian Life" Newsletter. A free weekly publication that teaches people how to live the abundant and prosperous Christian life. Receieve a free copy of Dan's 14 page report entitled, "5 Biblical Keys to Outrageous Prosperity," when you sign up.