The lingo of today is destructive.
I often hear people say,
“I hate myself”
“Society hates me”
as a joke.
They say it over and over. It becomes a standard. They start to believe the lies they spout for a second of comical relief. The power of the deceit and injustice of their words not raising suspicion.
Suddenly, they find themselves looking in the mirror. Their flaws more evident than before. Their eyes dull and lacking the Light. They ask, “Where are you, God?”
They haven’t realized that they have strayed away in a sea of self doubt and hate. All in the name of social norms.
We must act to change.
The Lord did not spend precious moments putting each strand of golden hair on your head for you to say, “I hate myself.”
The Lord did not breath life into a glorious creation, with all its special quirks and lovely funnies for you to say, “Kill myself.”
The Lord did not bear the cross while being mocked and spit on for YOU to say, “Society hates me.”
The way you think is the way you act. It is the most important thing about you. When you look in the mirror and feel nothing but disappointment, your soul is crying… aching for Grace.
“My grace is sufficient for you. My power works best in weakness.”
He knows you to your core. Your essence is His creation. The sweetness of His Love showers you. You must hold on to that for your life. Knowing His “strong right hand holds you securely” because “the earth is the Lord’s and everything in it. The world and all its people belong to Him.” This is all that we have.
As a favor to yourself think about the things you say for comical relief. Consider divine comedy instead and the importance that we each have in the Lord’s creation.
We cannot lose our identity. Seek Him by faith for He is within you. “It is the schooling of the soul to find its joy in His divine companionship.” Make it your daily routine to smile and show Jesus through your acts and words.
We are not called to cast doubt but to plant seeds in His garden of hope. You are called to higher things than petty standards and worldly grievances.
The best thing your body can do is carry your beautiful soul and reflect it well.
2 Corinthians 12:9; Psalm 63:8; Psalm 24:1; The Practice of the Presence of God