REAL POWER: MAXING OUT ON GOD'S LOVE
THE SURE FOUNDATION
The fact that God created you in his
image is a sure foundation on which to base your self-esteem. But
itís only the foundation. There are other reasons why you should love
and accept yourself as you are.
The single most powerful reason is
because God loves and accepts you as you are. If itís good enough for
God, it should be good enough for you. God went ahead and loved you
without you doing anything to be worthy of his love.
If we had to be worthy before God
gave us his love, we would all be in trouble. But thatís the point of
creation in the first place. God did it because He wanted to do it,
and He loved us from the get go. While we may do things that are
unlovely, we need to get over it and get on with it. Thereís no room
for wallowing in self-pity or groveling in misery because we arenít
perfect. We are made in the image of God, and God doesnít make
mistakes. God loves us as we are, and his love makes us worthy.
THE SUPERSTRUCTURE OF YOUR
The fact that God has invested his
love in you and has a positive plan for your life, forms the
superstructure of your self-esteem. God loves you so much that He
isnít going to let you stay the way you are. He is going to show you
how to max out on his love and become all you can be. God is on your
side. He is your advocate, and He will use the power of his love to
wash the toxic waste from your mind and heal your damaged emotions.
God has enough power to turn your
life around and make you into an entirely new person. Your old life
will pass away, and your new life will begin when you open your heart
to the Fatherís love.
If God turned his back on you and
left you totally up to your own devices, then perhaps you would have
reason to question your self-worth. If God gave up on you because
your problems were just too big, then maybe your self-esteem should
justifiably suffer. If Godís love was not the most powerful force in
the universe, then maybe you would be without hope. But none of these
things are true.
God is your Father, and He will work
with you for as long as it takes. Nothing is too hard for Godís
God is going to take you from where
you are to where He knows you can be. You have real reason for hope.
God will never give up on you, and you donít have to go it alone. God
is in it with you for the long haul. He is on your side, and if you
run with him, you will be running in the right direction. He has a
plan and purpose for your life that is better than anything you can
THE MOST AMAZING REASON FOR
The final reason for self-esteem is
because you have the amazing privilege of calling God your Father.
Jesus said that when you are born spiritually, God becomes your
Father. To dare to call God your Father means you have a personal
relationship with the One who created, runs, and sustains the
universe. You are on a first name basis with God. This is not a
distant once in a lifetime contact with God. Itís a daily walk with
the Father who loves you with an everlasting love. The Father isnít
someone you meet once a year at an intergalactic spiritual retreat or
only at the moment of your death. He is there all the time doing what
He does best, loving you with an everlasting love, and allowing you to
be one of his children.
When you are born spiritually and God
becomes your Father, your self-esteem will never again be in
question. You will not be confused about who you are or where you are
going. It will be all right to be who you are, because God created
you and loves you the way you are.
You donít need to lead an
image-oriented or performance-oriented lifestyle. You only need to
accept the facts of life. You are worthy because God says so. Your
self-esteem comes from God, because He loves you as you are. Take the
following message from God and indelibly imprint it in your mind.
Listen to what the Father has to say:
ďYou are my child in whom I am well
pleased. I love you and accept you the way you are, but I love you
too much to let you stay that way. I love you from the top of your
head to the tip of your toes, and it doesnít get any better than
that. There is no limit to how good your life will become when your
heart is full of my love. Itís time for you to max out on my love.Ē
Godís love is unconditional, and there is nothing I must do to earn
it. Itís an eternal fact that sustains the world. Itís unwavering
and pure. There is no possibility of divorce. Godís love forms the
foundation for my self-esteem, and his love makes me worthy. God
loves and accepts me the way I am, but He loves me too much to let me
stay that way. This is my ultimate reason for hope. God is on my
side. He wants me to be all I can be and wants to fill my heart with
his love. There is no limit to how good my life can become when I max
out on his love.
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