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#441655 - 07/21/13 10:16 PM Let it Go!
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Registered: 02/07/06
Posts: 3401
Loc: somewhere in Africa
The message i heard this morning was too good not to share.
i know from my experience - and what many other guys have said on the MS forums - that many if not all of us suffer from poor self-esteem. this is a good antidote to that distorted self-image:

Let it go!

Let go of trying to get your worth from others.
Start letting God help you find your worth in Him.

It applies to:
our work/career lives
our relationship lives
our social status lives
our family lives
our spiritual lives

Destructive consequences of finding our worth in others:
We become hypocrites – wear masks, pretend to be what we are not, lie, deceive.
We constantly compete – compare ourselves with others – stressed by this.
We lash out against people who disrupt our image, threaten our shaky self-esteem.
We let our joy and value be dependent upon what others say and think.

How do we “Let it go?”
Listen to what God says about it -
Here are SOME of the things God says about us:

1. We are CHILDREN OF GOD! – creator of the Universe, Lord of all, King of Kings! – John 1:12-13

2. We were PURCHASED at great PRICE – the blood of Christ – the precious son of God – we are worth whatever value the buyer is willing to spend to own us. 1 Peter 1:18-19

3. We have been CHOSEN by HIM! – not left standing alone after the team captains have chosen everyone else – Ephesian 1:3-4

4. God’s SPIRIT LIVES WITHIN us – the value of a property is increased by a famous or important occupant. 1 Corinthians 6:18-20

5. We are fellow-workers with God – made in God’s image to collaborate with and imitate Him. Genesis 1:26-27, 2 Corinthians 5:17-20

6. God will always LOVE us and NEVER LEAVE us – nothing can separate us from His love. Romans 8:38-39

Tune OUT what others think and say about us.
Tune IN to what God says!

(hope this helps others in the same way it has helped me.)
lee
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As my life goes on I believe somehow something's changed
Something deep inside...
I've been searchin so long to find an answer
Now I know my life has meaning
Now I see myself as I am, feeling very free...
When my tears have come to an end I will understand
What I left behind: a part of me. Chicago


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#441656 - 07/21/13 10:21 PM Re: Let it Go! [Re: traveler]
pufferfish Online   embarrased
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Registered: 02/26/08
Posts: 6867
Loc: USA
I like it very much.

Puffer

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#441689 - 07/22/13 01:13 AM Re: Let it Go! [Re: traveler]
victor-victim Offline


Registered: 09/27/03
Posts: 3342
Loc: O Kanada
‘ AMEN !



thanks, i needed that
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#441696 - 07/22/13 02:42 AM Re: Let it Go! [Re: traveler]
nltsaved Offline


Registered: 08/26/08
Posts: 849
Loc: Kc,Mo
I kid you not the message at church today was the same thing . God is so good
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-uYCAfpxrY
TRIGGER WARNING
Video of me telling my story
you are not alone never were
WRITTEN FORM
http://www.malesurvivor.org/board/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=339159#Post339159
Why i hate Religion but love Jesus
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IAhDGYlpqY

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