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Our Visual Perspective…

PS139-14

What is our visual perspective regarding our self?

What do you say to yourself in the morning or even throughout the day?

Would you say those same words to someone else out loud?

We forget our identity is in Christ not in our outward appearance. Plus what we see in the mirror is not what others see. Our minds are so powerful that they can create this false image of our self that causes us to say mean and even hurtful things to our reflection…or maybe just think them!

As women of God we need to start seeing our selves as Jesus sees us not as the world does. You see precious one you are royalty, you are the daughter of a King!

I know for me coming from a place of abuse my mind was and sometimes still is really harsh on myself, I say and think things about me that I would NEVER say or think about another woman. It took a while for a shift in what my mind saw and what my heart saw…personally I trust my heart over my mind.

It took me years of writing post-its and placing them around in the bathroom, my car, wallet and my desk at work that were positive thoughts about myself. Thoughts relating to how others saw me and more importantly how Jesus saw me. I eventually started seeing myself through Jesus’ eyes and not mine.

We need to see our self as Jesus does, if we choose to be negative and harsh on ourselves we are actually taking our eyes off of God and placing the importance on our self. Jesus wants our focus to be on Him, He has it all under control. It is time girls for us to stand and act like daughters of a King!

What action will you take today to begin to love who you are in Christ? Share below I would love to hear from you!

Choices…

A close-up of a christian woman reading the bible.

Choices…choices and more choices.

Everything we do and say are a result of the choices we make.

What choices are you making today?

We are seeing it more and more today with the words of hate stirring up fires that should be extinguished. My heart breaks when leaders utter words that fuel hate and discouragement.

You know the sign of a great leader is one that builds others up and brings about peace not conflict.

Lord knows the elections this year have nothing but fuel hate and division. The media fuels the hate and racial tensions by uttering their half truths that people buy into. We watched the First Lady make a comment in a speech that continued to fuel racial issues here in America. The fists flew, the words of hate flew around her and more racial tensions were created. Our President does the same thing. We see movie stars and recording artists spew the same hateful messages. We see the media twist the truth to create more fear and hate.

What if they made better choices in their words?

What if instead of fueling the fires they tried to use words that would create unity not division?

What if we chose words and actions that would encourage others and bring a resolution to the hate?

What if one kind word could change the results of this hate?

What if?

You know we were not born to hate or be mean we learn it from those around us. It is like the old saying:

“Garbage in = garbage out.” 

What are we choosing to:

  • Watch
  • Read
  • Listen to
  • Speak

Who are we surrounding our self with?

Do they build others up or tear them down? Do they bring unity or division?

To hate or be mean to someone because of their race, religion or outer appearance is something you CHOOSE to do, you were not born this way. I do not understand this mindset of hate that is out there today. You see I was raised to show respect, speak truth and look at who someone is both in actions and words to determine who they were. I have friends that are all races, religions…etc… You see if folks are kind and honest we me we are good, I really don’t care what you believe or what your skin color is…my CHOICE is to love and respect people.

God tells us in His Word at least 10 times to love our neighbor:

For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
Galatians 5:14

What do you choose today?