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Grace Yourself

Give yourself some grace.

Many today find it very difficult to love themselves. Some self-help gurus suggest that you take a personal inventory and look for the good, make some improvements or learn to live with yourself as you are.

Love is a grace you bestow on someone not because they deserve or earn it but because you decide to give it. Why not give it to yourself? Don’t try to earn your love or look for reasons to love yourself. DECIDE to love yourself now. Hey, no offense, but if our perfect God can love us in all our imperfections then we can also – through Jesus Christ. Just look at yourself through the magnifying glass of the cross. You’ll see a person loved by God for whom He gave His only Son to die.

And remember: your are loved…by God, by me and by millions of born-again Christians. You might as well be loved by you. (Then you will be able to really love others too.)

Romans 5:8 (NASB)
“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”