Happy Wednesday Saints.
1Peter 3:10 “WHOEVER WOULD LOVE LIFE AND SEE GOOD DAYS MUST KEEP THEIR TONGUE FROM EVIL AND THEIR LIPS FROM DECEITFUL SPEECH.”
What’s the first thing that comes out of your mouth after you’ve made a mistake or failed at something? Do you condemn yourself?
What about your thoughts? Are your thoughts about yourself uplifting and kind?
Another important part of self-love and self-care is being kind to yourself.
Too often, we are unkind to ourselves and this unkindness often manifests itself in the way we mistreat those around us.
The way we treat other people is a direct reflection of the way we treat ourselves.
If we can’t forgive ourselves for the wrongs that we’ve done, we won’t be merciful when others mess up. If we don’t believe in our God-given gifts and abilities, we won’t see the great potential in others. If we are always thinking negative thoughts and we’re always putting ourselves down, we will be cynical with others.
If we aren’t honest and we lie to others, we won’t trust those around us because we don’t believe what comes out of our own mouths.
If you want to SEE GOOD DAYS, you’ve got to change the way you speak about yourself and your circumstances. You’ve got to change the way you talk to other people. And to change the way you talk to others, you’ve got to change the way you think about yourself.
Be kind to yourself. Don’t be so hard on yourself after you make mistakes. We all face setbacks now and then. They’re a part of life.
If you practice self-love and self-care, see your value in Christ, and don’t condemn yourself when you have setbacks – then when you love others as YOU LOVE YOURSELF you’ll have something wonderful to offer them when you do.
Have an awesome day Saints.
God bless and lots’a love,