Positively Impacting Your Life with God’s Truths- June 2016

Gripped by self-compassion 

Greetings and blessings for you and your family. There are feelings that can affect us negatively. Self-compassion is one of them. Self-compassion is extending compassion to one’s self in instances of perceived inadequacy, failure, or general  suffering. Kristin Neff has defined self-compassion as being composed of three main components – self-kindness, common humanity, and mindfulness. Self-compassion keeps us stuck, without us being aware of it and prevents us to move through life and enjoy.

Self-compassion makes us focus on us in our sadness and the cause of sadness, in a way we started to see everything negative and suffer without reason. But, if you have Jesus in your heart you know that everything has a solution in His hands. What is impossible for us it is possible to God is God. God tells us that if we ask Him for wisdom He will give it to us. James 1:5 says; “If any of you lacks wisdom, ask God, and it will be given, because God gives generously to all without underestimating anyone, God gives us patience also through His Holy Spirit as we await the answer to our problem or situation”. Another promise of God is that if we trust in Him, we will feel His peace. Philippians 4:6-7 says; “No worry about anything; rather, in everything, by prayer and petition, present your requests to God and thank. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus”.

Avoid suffering and your problems lead you to feel self-compassion which is very similar to low self-esteem. Low self-esteem is one of the biggest obstacles in our lives. It makes us suffer and prevents us from achieving what we want. When our self-esteem is low and we do not achieve the desired success, we look for a culprit. Whether we blame ourselves or seek another culprit, we feel helpless and unable to change the situation and can end in self-compassion. Self-compassion in extremely limited but difficult to recognize and accept.

We have all suffered and we have all fail at least once in our lives. Is powerful and good to know that if we depend on God for everything, we do not have to feel self-compassion. Dear reader in this world we have 2 options. We either live our life our own way or we surrender our lives to God and accept Him as our Lord. And we’ll become children of the King of kings and Lord of lords. We will not need to feel self-compassion. We can live grateful to God for eternal life and seeking His guidance in everything we do. I hope you recognize Jesus as the Lord of your life and not be a prisoner of any negative feeling. Get the peace of God dear reader, trust in Him, until next time…

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