My Meditation Today (Mark 12:31)
Yesterday, my husband and I were talking about how we as human beings are more aware of our shortcomings than we are of our strengths, gifting and abilities. We actually think that humility means looking down on oneself. We generally have an unhealthy view of ourselves.
So, we wonder why we find it hard to celebrate others genuinely. We find ourselves fighting feelings of jealousy, inadequacy and struggle to be happy when others succeed.
Jesus said one of the greatest commandments is “Love your Neigbor as you love yourself.” Stop and think about that: to be able to love your Neigbor, you must first love yourself.
So, take time today and write down some of your strengths. Compliment yourself for at least 5 minutes everyday. Become more aware of your good parts. Praise yourself. Once you love you, it will be much easier to love others genuinely because they will not be the competition.
Being against yourself will keep you from your destiny. You are not a finished product, but if you want to be better, learn to celebrate yourself for who you are and stop beating yourself up for what you are not.
For by one offering He has perfected forever those who are being sanctified. (Hebrews 10:14)