"Be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect." (Matthew 5:48)

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Accepting Ourselves

        It's easy to feel inferior in our society.  You see others better looking, more attractive, more popular; knowing how to talk, socialize, or get ahead; talented in a lot of ways, including making wealth, etc.  Well, the Lord doesn't bother with these things; he just looks at your heart.  So we shouldn't let them bother us either.  Don't try to remake what God has made; Jesus is the only one we need to imitate.  If you read about Moses, the prophets, and many others whom God had called to perform some task for him, most of them felt inadequate, unqualified, inferior, and responded typically, "Why me, Lord?"  No matter, the Lord loves to seek out the humble, help the weak, and exalt the lowly.  Therefore, accept yourself and be glad to be what you are.  (Psalm 139, 14ab: I give you thanks that I am fearfully, wonderfully made; wonderful are your works.)        

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