Do you pause with this question?
What do you deserve? Do you even know? Do you feel guilty for craving more in life?
First, let’s get that guilt out of the way. God, through Jesus, has liberated you from your own guilt and has provided your freedom.
God does not want you living in guilt, self-condemnation, despair, or sabotaging His blessings for you. That is not what He desires for your life. He wants you to have joy, affection, and achievement with your endeavors. God has given each of us talents, skills, gifts, and abilities for use to better our lives and help the lives of other people.
What do you deserve? You deserve happiness, love, and success. You deserve shelter and sunlight and shade and warmth. Done. You deserve to determine your destiny. Fini. You deserve the moon! And you have it. You deserve a universe! It’s all yours.
But, any negative thoughts you have about yourself can cause you to sabotage your relationships, success, and happiness. If you do not treat yourself with love and respect, you can not experience the love and respect of other people.
What do you deserve? If you do not believe you deserve success, you will not experience it. If you do not think you should be happy, you will not find happiness.
What words do you use every day? Critical words? Ones used to complain? Judgmental phrases? Sarcastic tones? Encouraging expressions? Caring speech? Words of gratitude?
Your words reflect your character. Your words reflect what you believe about yourself. Where you are today can be attributed to the words you tell yourself.
Jump on any negative thoughts about yourself. Refuse to criticize your mistakes or degrade your limitations.
Pay attention to your inner critical voice that degrades you. Realize it represents voices of those who criticized you in the past. Those voices don’t represent the truth today.
What do you deserve?
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