Some of the best advice I can offer today is this … Be Kind to Yourself.
When you are all alone, and you’re having those private conversations with yourself as you replay life, be kind to yourself.
Avoid the putdowns, the harsh names we are sometimes prone to label ourselves with, and the self-condemning judgments we like to wallow in.
A theme that is recurring in my message is this:
You made a mistake. You are not your mistake.
Every “great” person you can name has had their lackluster side to life. They’ve had those moments they will never share with another soul.
Be gracious to YOU.
This is a really simple thought for today. And it is, perhaps, one of the most important.
I learned a children’s song in the church of my boyhood. Perhaps you know it too.
Jesus loves me, this I know
For the Bible tells me so
Little ones to Him belong
They are weak, but He is strong
You see, God already saw our weak nature. And His strength is still available and abundant.
I love what 2 Corinthians 12:9 says:
“My grace is sufficient for you;
my power is made whole in weakness.”
God has gone ahead of us and paved the way for our short comings. He knows we’ll do some bad stuff, make bad decisions, and get off the track more than once. And He loves us anyway. His shelves are stocked full of good stuff for us. He miraculously makes miracles of our messes when we ask.
Be kind to yourself. He is.
P Michael Biggs
One Word at a Time