how not to be your own worst
Without realizing it, we can become our own worst enemy by not being satisfied with how God made us, or focusing too much on our inabilities, that we overlook the talents we do possess. We can waste so much time and energy by being indecisive, despondent, and unhappy. It is like a vacuum that not only wants to pull us in but everyone around us.
With the popularity of social media and its easy access on our smart phones, it is alarming how
quickly we neglect our giftings and abilities to be like others. Comparing ourselves to others is lethal because it leads to feeling insecure, envious, and feeling discontent with life.
Learning to like ourselves and celebrate our unique strengths can be one of the best decisions we can ever make. Galatians 6:4-5 encourages us to “make a careful exploration of who you are and the work you have been given, and then sink yourself into that. Don’t be impressed with yourself.
Don’t compare yourself with others. Each of you must take responsibility for doing the creative best you can with your own life.
Even if others value and appreciate us, it is not enough to help us feel fulfilled and content. We need to be the one to like who we are and avoid putting our energy into comparing ourselves to others and worst yet, trying to be someone we are not.
I don’t want to be my own worst enemy, and I am taking a stand to no longer waste another moment of my life that I can never get back again by not liking one thing or another about myself. I want to put my energies in knowing who I am in Him.
I love this quote by Joyce Meyers, “You are not loved
because you are valuable—you are valuable because you are loved. Perhaps you have learned to be your own worst enemy, but now it is time to be your own best friend!”
Here are my go-to tips on how to become our own best friend:
Acknowledge your own unique qualities, talents and abilities.
Believe the best and reframe from speaking or thinking the worst about yourself.
When we are criticized know the difference between constructive criticism or criticalness.
Proverbs 15:31 TPT says” Accepting constructive criticism opens your heart to the path of life,
making you right at home among the wise.”
Look away from all that will distract us and focus our eyes on Jesus, our leader and instructor.
He will help us discover untapped abilities and talents we never knew existed.
Decide today to be your best friend instead of your worst enemy.
Believe you are amazing, gifted with talents and abilities.
Pursue your passion and purpose.