1 Peter 2:17: Show proper respect to everyone, love the family of believers, fear God, honor the emperor.
Sometimes when we are ridiculed and criticized by others it can dig a hole deep in our hearts which causes pain. But as hard as this may be to hear, we’ve taught people how to treat us whether with no respect and criticism. This is not to place guilt on you, but to help you open your thoughts to how you might be at least partly responsible for the grief you receive from others. Let’s correct that problem. Today, start treating yourself with respect. Believe that what you do daily is making a positive effect on others. Focus on your talents not your lack of them. Everyone has a place to fill that no one else can. Believe in yourself and who God made you to be. I believe that if you start treating yourself with respect others will soon travel in that direction, too.
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.