In the black eyed peas song, the question is where is the love?
When I was thinking about how the world tries to box us into categories of how we should look, think and act. Wow…..this can really affect us all- including men we are impacted to!
Admit it, we all at times have had thoughts of self-doubt and have asked questions over and over or even second guessing ourselves when there was no need.
Do I have to join a particular group of friends to fit in? If I am not dating or married by a certain age is there something wrong with me?, Do I need to wear a particular brand of clothing to gain acceptance? Talk to or about women in a negative way to fit in? The constant push to be accepted can be tiring and demanding, which results in us losing the sense of truly who we were called to be and our own self-worth gets lost.
David the primary psalmist thanks our creator for making us who we are.” I praise you because you made me in such a wonderful way. I know how amazing that was”! Psalm 139:14 ERV.
It’s really important for us to remember that we are unique. If you were to read the verse above verse 13 It lets us know this “You formed the way I think and feel you put me together in my mother’s womb”. Psalm 139:13 ERV.
Sometimes for us to reach our full potential, we cannot get caught up with what people think to believe or say about us but should try and focus on us. The book of Galatians gives us timely encouragement.
“Each of you must examine your own actions. Then be proud of your own accomplishments without comparing yourself to others” Galatians 6:4 GW.
It’s really important for us to reflect on the progress and achievements we have made in our lives! however big or small as this can give us encouragement to hold on and aid our steps to believe and loving ourselves.