As I’m getting older, I’m learning the importance of words. Not just words spoken but the words we think in our heads and feel in our hearts. I’m realizing the weight that our inner dialogue carries. How we think and feel about ourselves matter more than many of us would like to admit.
The Word tells us in Proverbs 23:7 that “as a man thinketh, so is he”.
What we think about ourselves shapes every aspect of our lives. If we think we can’t accomplish something, we won’t. If we think we aren’t strong enough to endure, we won’t make it. If we think we aren’t enough, we won’t be. If we think we can’t win, we won’t. If we think we are a victim, we will be a victim. If we think we aren’t loved, no matter what someone says or does, we will still feel unloved and we won’t thrive, we will simply exist.
Mark 12:31 instructs is to love our neighbor as ourself. If we don’t love ourselves, if we don’t think positively of ourselves, we cannot effectively love, edify or encourage our neighbor.
Before we can become all that God has called us to be and do what He has chosen us to do, we must first know what He says about us.
I’ve dedicated this month of November to myself. These next 30 days will be about self-care, self-love and positive affirmations as I dive deeper into the identity Christ gave me and the image I was created me in.
During this time I will study the Word and create daily affirmations based on what God tells me about myself in His Word. I will recite these affirmations continually throughout the day. I want to know what the Lord thinks about me so that I can think these same things about myself and live them out daily in my life.
So, I’m starting with this month. (Notice that I said “starting”. The self-care, self-love and positive affirmations won’t end just because the month will.)
This is the Month of Me.
“How precious are Your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered! I can’t even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand!…”
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