This week I had been thinking of the people I encounter that are hard on themselves in some way. There is this underlying feeling of stress and pain driven by disappointment in themselves, anger at themselves, or constant belief that they are inadequate. I believe we can all relate to this on some level.
The fundamental problem most of us face every day; we do not love significant aspects of ourselves. We beat ourselves up and are frightened of uncertainty. Giving ourselves love and respect is such an important act of self-care, and yet it is rarely ever done. Sadly, only a tiny percentage of the people in the world will experience their lives today. Many of us are stuck on another day, another time and place that trouble us and cause us to stumble spiritually. Thus, we will miss out on our life as we are living it.
I find myself telling more and more people, catch yourself doing something right. Stop discrediting yourself for everything you are not. Your life is full of endless possibilities, give yourself credit for all of it. You have lived, you have learned, you have come a long way, you survived all of your bad days, and you are still growing in a culture that seeks quick results. We must learn the beauty of effort, patience and perseverance.
What if God wants us to run toward our future and not away from it? I think so many people have the wrong idea of who God is. As if he sits on an emotional throne upset at everyone for not doing everything exactly as he says. No, that is how dictators work, not God. His anger is not kindled because we have hurt him. His anger is kindled because we hurt ourselves as he knows our capabilities far more than we do.
Remember to keep the circle positive, peaceful and loving. ©
Written with love.
Joy M. Mills (IP)
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**This article is not intended to provide and does not constitute medical, legal or other professional advice. This article was written to support, not replace medical or psychiatric treatment. Please seek professional care if you feel you have a condition.