How To Protect Yourself From Yourself

When someone give you a compliment are you quick to point out what is wrong with you?

Some of us have such a poor images of ourselves that it blinds us from seeing the good others see in us.

These reactions lower our already low self-esteem.

Many of us learned to protect ourselves as a child by rejecting ourselves before others could reject us.

There are many ways people protect themselves.

Some carry a concealed weapon for protection from physical harm while others install alarms on their homes for protection against invasions.

Have you ever thought about what or who protects us from ourselves?

Where can you find shelter to protect yourself from the storms inside you?

Did you know that you do more harm to yourself than anyone else ever had?

It’s time you free yourself and the endless search starts by learning everything you need to know about you.

Life Is Unfair

People’s feelings and thoughts are a product of their experiences.

Those experiences if not carefully filtered can distort their perception of life and the world.

Understand that most of us don’t see reality for what it is but only through our bias belief system.

That’s why it’s important not to believe everything you tell yourself.

Just because you are currently unemployed don’t mean your are a failure.

These are the things our mind tells us.

And if you tell yourself that enough times you will come to believe it.

When you hold onto your beliefs to the bitter ends you causes yourself a lot of pain by refusing to look at the facts.

Instead you search for anything to support your belief system.

It takes a deep commitment to yourself to want to change and grow.

The only thing that works is looking back and challenging your beliefs.

Ask yourself is what my mind telling me is the truth or something I wished to be true?

What you will find through a thorough self-examination is most of what you believe aren’t true but also something you can’t change if it is true.

You Are Not A Slave

People are only good as their thoughts.

Growing up everyone had an expectation of you.

Your parents expected you to be respected and follow the rules.

Teachers expected you to pay attention.

Friends expected you to hang out and do what they wanted you to do.

And whenever you didn’t live up to others expectations you felt bad about yourself and it lowered your self-esteem.

So you tried harder to please others and became a slave to people pleasing while losing yourself.

As you grown older you began to see the truth that you never lived a life you wanted to live.

For so long you blamed others for your misfortune life.

I’m here to tell you that it’s not too late to live a life that’s fulfilling!

It’s time you stop living for others and start living for yourself.

It’s time you live in your truth and set yourself free.

Understand Who You Are

You can’t change if you don’t know who you really are (Have you ever met the real you?). 

You are not defined by your job, education, money, or success.

God put in each of us the desire to have a meaningfully life but many people search in the wrong areas trying to find it.

Because God is inside of us that’s where the search should start.

It Starts And Ends With You!

You are fine just the way you are.

Hebrews 4:12 “For the word of God is full of living power. It is sharper than the sharpest knife, cutting deep into our innermost thoughts and desires. It exposes us for what we really are.”

Everything that you believe about yourself replace it with how God views you.

That includes your job, parents, past, and future.

EVERYTHING!

Learn to be honest about your feelings and thoughts.

Learn to ask for what you want from others.

Find someone you feel comfortable being vulnerable around.

Change can’t happen alone.

If it did most of us would have changed by now.

We need God’s grace and He is waiting for us to ask Him.

He will send you a trustworthy person to you in due time.

Wait…

God reads our heart and knows whether it’s moving in line with His Will or falling short.

Gradually old beliefs are replaced with new and more positive ones.

Hope becomes clear as we understand God love us just the way we are.

God gives us the freedom of choice and we can choose to keep being slaves to our old beliefs or choose to believe in the word of God.

The word of God protects us from ourselves by teaching, rebuking, correcting and training us in righteousness.

Our new beliefs are best seen in our actions not in our words.

There is a power greater than yourself working around you and through you for the greater good.

The best way to take care of yourself is by protecting you from YOU and by letting that power guide you.

ASK YOURSELF:

WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO TAKE CARE OF MYSELF?

AM I PLEASING OTHERS TO KEEP FROM LOOKING AT MY FAULTS?

 

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  1. Thank you for this! My storm inside was a relentless one tonight. Now I see that I got lost in my personality, and I can bring more love – the infinite love of God – into my limiting beliefs. I will be strong with love, instead of being “right.” Thank you for this answer to my prayer, found in your beautiful post.

    • You are so welcome. Suzy I think we all must remember that God is in loving control working things out for our good. Thanks for the kind comment.

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