Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, 4 just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, 5 having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, 6 to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved.
7Honor God by accepting each other, as Christ has accepted you.
Acceptance is a huge issue for me (pun intended). I do not want to socialize because I fear rejection. I have long been insecure and avoided family or class reunions because I did not want people to "see" the real me, who I am, how I live, what I do. Now that insecurity is compounded with the weight, and I do not want them to see the physical me, either. I do not accept myself, so I cannot expect others to do so.
Lord I ask that you help me learn to accept myself and Your love, as I accept and give love to the children You love so dearly. I know that I need to take these steps to be a whole and healthy person.
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