Topic: You Are Everywhere You Go!
For our sake He made Christ [virtually] to be sin Who knew no sin, so that in and through Him we might become [endued with, viewed as being in, and examples of] the righteousness of God [what we ought to be, approved and acceptable and in right relationship with Him, by His goodness].— 2 Corinthians 5:21 (AMPC)
Joyce Meyer Daily Devotional 16 July 2020 Message
What if everywhere you went, you ran into someone you didn’t like? Wouldn’t that be terrible? You attend a party, and you have to endure her conversation and constant opinions. You go to church, and she’s sitting right beside you. What a bummer to have to spend so much time with this person, you think. Then it gets worse. There she is at the dinner table with you! She’s lounging by the pool; she’s even in your bed! She’s everywhere! That sounds pretty awful, but this is the exact situation you’re in if you don’t like yourself, because you are everywhere you go. You can’t get away from yourself, even for a second, so you’re in for a sad life if you dread your own company.
But believe it or not, even though we can all agree that it makes no sense to live your life this way, I’ve found that most people don’t like themselves. They may not even realize it, but some genuine soul-searching reveals the sad fact that they have rejected themselves, and in some cases, even hate themselves. I’ve come across a lot of people over the years, through my ministry and day-to-day life, and I’m amazed at how few are truly at peace with themselves.
God wants you to love yourself, not in a wrong, selfish or prideful way, but in a healthy way that truly understands how special you are to Him (see Psalm 139:1-18). As you begin to see yourself as God sees you, then not only will you love yourself, but you’ll have the confidence and faith to be a powerful force for good in the world.
Prayer Starter: Father, please help me begin to see myself the way You see me. Thank You for giving me the grace I need to love myself in a healthy way. In Jesus’ Name, amen.
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Joyce Meyer Daily Devotional 16 July 2020 – Joyce Meyer is an American Charismatic Christian author and speaker and president of Joyce Meyer Ministries. Joyce and her husband Dave have four grown children