You are Not a FailureMay 5, 2023
How to Let Go of WorryMay 7, 2023
Some people worry that they do not love themselves. Paul tells us in Ephesians 5:28-29:
“In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. After all, no one ever hated his own body, but he feeds and cares for it, just as Christ does the church…”
So we do feed, take care of, and worry about ourselves, which means we do love and have concern for our bodies. So it is not about loving yourself too little, it is about a misplaced focus and obsession on self and loving God too little.
After Adam and Eve defied what God had clearly told them not to do, it says in Genesis 3:7, “Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves.” Sin is simply becoming your own god, and Adam and Eve let go of their childlike hearts and took over. A young child has no awareness of their body or looks—they simply love the parent. The more innocent you are, the more outward and upward focused you are; on the contrary, the more into self you are, the more inward and focused on earthly things you become. Learn to let go of the worries and keep your focus on God and Christ!
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