- Your self-esteem shouldn’t be based on how well you please others. God accepts you just the way you are and you should too. Your worth is not measured by your performance.
- Co-dependent people often view themselves as victims and are attracted to others who feel the same way. Guard against engaging in “pity party” conversations.
- Fear of abandonment dominates co-dependent thinking. The co-dependent person will sometimes hold on to a painful relationship rather than risk confronting critical issues. If you fear abandonment, trace the roots of that feeling and examine it in the context of your present situation. [Read more…]
Do one thing different from your normal routine.
Wake up earlier, go to bed earlier, eat a healthy breakfast.
Begin your day with this scripture:
“This is the Day the Lord has made. I will rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:24
Start the process of whatever you have been putting off.
For example, if you have always wanted to go to school, call the school and request the catalog of classes. [Read more…]
Forgiveness isn’t condoning the behavior.
To forgive isn’t saying, “What you did is okay.” It’s saying, “The consequences of your behavior belong to God, not to me.” When you forgive, you transfer the person from your own system of justice to God’s. To forgive is to recognize that the wrong done against you is a debt of sin, and all sin is against God. Therefore, in forgiving, you transfer the debt from your ledger of accounts to God’s, leaving all recompense in his hands.
Forgiveness isn’t forgetting what happened.
It would be foolish to erase from your mind some of the wrongs done to you. If you did, you’d never learn from your experiences and would relive the same situations, and consequently, disappointments. What can eventually be forgotten are the raw emotions associated with the event. When you forgive, the terrible memories and feelings gradually diminish. [Read more…]