Rudyard Kipling is quoted as saying that he always preferred to believe the best of everybody, because it saved so much trouble. I wonder if he included himself in that line.
We are not always so kind, generous or forgiving to ourselves as we are to others. In fact many people withhold themselves from God’s grace and even God’s forgiveness and salvation because of their personal attitude.
Is that you? No matter how you see yourself, start looking at yourself through God’s eyes. God loves you. He wants a relationship with you. The only thing standing between you and God, is you! Read the following verses aloud, placing your name in the marked places. Repeat until you believe it.
“This is how much God loved (YOU!): He gave his Son, his one and only Son. And this is why: so that (YOU) need not be destroyed; by believing in him, (YOU) can have a whole and lasting life. God didn’t go to all the trouble of sending his Son merely to point an accusing finger, (AT YOU) telling (YOU) how bad (YOU ARE). He came to help, to put YOU right again. Anyone who trusts in him is acquitted; anyone who refuses to trust him has long since been under the death sentence without knowing it. And why? Because of (YOUR) failure to believe in the one-of-a-kind Son of God when introduced to him. John 3:16-18, MSG)
Prayer: Lord, help us see ourselves through your eyes…Amen.