Author: Olga Victoria
“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, so that you may prove what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”
Romans 12:2 AMP
I think many of us tend to compare ourselves with others and try to fit into the society, by wanting certain looks, certain image and style. We gaze into a mirror to see how we look. We evaluate what we see and make changes based on that.
It’s tough to enjoy life when you don’t accept yourself the way you are. People who haven’t learned to accept and get along with themselves tend to have more difficulty accepting and getting along with others. Why is it so?
As the Bible says “A good tree will bear good fruit, and a rotten tree will bear rotten fruit.” If we are rooted in shame, rejection, lack of love and acceptance, etc., the fruit of our relationships will suffer as well. That’s why it’s important to accept God’s unconditional love for us, and begin to accept ourselves and others. As Joyce Meyer says “The “fruit” of our lives comes from the “root” within us.”
If we strive to conform to the standards set by the world around us, and measure our successes and failures by those standards, most of the time we’ll feel frustrated and discouraged.
If we base our self-image on our expectations of ourselves, then we can easily experience sense of failure when we don’t meet those expectations. We can become too hard and too critical with ourselves, and feel not worthy or not good enough.
That’s why, as it is said in the Ministry of LivingFree.org, ” The healthy way to see ourselves is the way God sees us.” He loves us and He gave us everything we need to live a full life. We are handpicked and loved by Him. He created us in His own image and He sees our value.
God sees a deeper beauty and worth in us than what anyone else can see, even more than we see in the mirror every day.
Do not fall victim to believe any less about yourself.