Knowing who you are in Christ. Knowing who we are in Christ gives us the freedom to be confident. It frees us from jealousy the torment to compare and compete with others. Our joy cannot be based on what others think negatively about us. It’s based on knowing who we are in Christ. Colossians 2:10, “I am complete in him who is the head of all principality and power.” 1 John 4:4, “greater is he that is in me than he that’s in the world.” Self acceptance is the ability to accept yourself as you are instead of how you wish you were.
You are bombarded with tons of media messages everyday selling the message to be perfect. Obviously women want to look their best and there’s nothing wrong with that. The problem comes when we compare ourselves to others. In our behaviors we want to do our best, but being humanly flawed, mistakes are inevitable. Failure is part of your training, you find out what works and want doesn’t. Embrace your faith in God, cling to it, and Love and accept yourself. You are uniquely you and no one can take that way from you. Instead of focusing on your shortcomings, focus on the things that make you special.
5 Ways to Embrace Self Acceptance
• Loving yourself as you are.
Loving yourself just the way you are doesn’t mean that there aren’t things that you want to change or be better. For instance if you want to lose 5 lbs. That’s great you have a goal, but know that God loves you at any size, that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t strive to be healthy.
• Be true to yourself.
Be true to yourself and what you believe. Especially your faith have the conviction to stand up for yourself and what you believe and let no one sway you from the love of God.
• Be Forgiving of yourself.
Forgiving yourself doesn’t mean that you excuse or pardon misbehavior on your part. It simply means you can take an honest look at yourself or your past, admit your transgressions and keep moving forward without beating yourself up. To error is human so forgive yourself and move forward.
• Trusting God to Equip you with what you need for the journey.
Don’t worry about what you don’t have, it’s the trick of the enemy to keep you focused on what you don’t have. Instead you counteract that thought with Philippians 4:19, “My God shall supply all my needs according to his riches in Glory.”
• Make a list of all your strengths and abilities. Focus on the things that make you uniquely you. List the things you’re proud of. No one can beat you at being better than you. You never need worry about other people because God has a place for you , and you are going to fit right into your purpose.
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