Genesis 1:31 – God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.
Do you ever wish that you could find replacement parts for your body?
You get the picture. You wish your body and life were different.
Some things we can change by hard work and the right diet. But some things we can’t change like chronic pain and a disease that has taken a toll on our body.
But also get this picture: Other people wish they had your mind, since their brain is full of cancer. They feel tired all the time because of chemotherapy treatments. And there are people who have diabetes and peripheral neuropathy leading to reduced blood flow to the point they must have their feet cut off before the gangrene spreads to other parts.
Let’s try thinking about our desire to have replacement parts and exchange that desire with thanksgiving for what we do have. That new thought process can change your outlook and sometimes even some other areas as well. Like being overweight. When you have the strength to change your lifestyle, in return your weight goes down. As far as not being too bright, that’s all in your mind. If others around you have more knowledge, then enroll in college and take classes for the knowledge you lack.
All the things I have mentioned so far, are about how to change how you see yourself. Marcandangel.com in their article, “10 Truths that Will Change the Way You See Yourself,” give us some ideas on how to change the way you think about yourself. One way to do so is you aren’t what happened to you. You are what you choose to be at this moment. Another way is to realize you are more than that one broken piece of you because we are many things and not just one. This next thought hit me that what other people think or say about me is rarely accurate. And, it’s okay to not feel okay sometimes. We don’t have to be upbeat all of the time. Some things just bring us down and that’s okay. You can read other valuable thoughts by reading the whole article above.
You may not think that you have value and have no reason to want to change the way you see yourself but look at the Bible verse above. After God had finished creating mankind, he said that it was good. God says that you are good. You may choose to do bad things, but you aren’t just what you do. God sees your heart and he still loves you. Remembering that can help you stop looking for replacement parts and instead change how you see yourself.
Karen Dalske is a freelance writer, public speaker, is active in her church and writes her blogs out of her own experiences of pain, illness and loss.