Too often, we work so hard to be kind to others that we forget to be kind to ourselves.
Sometimes, our focus is so laser set on what everyone else needs that shut our eyes to our own.
Frequently, we are so set to serve and fulfill everyone else’s wants, that we deny all of our desires.
Many times, we are so overly in tune with everyone else’s demands that we simply ignore as our body, our mind, or even our family is crying out to wake us from our oblivious yes.
Be good to you doesn’t mean you have to be selfish.
It doesn’t translate into having to be rude.
It doesn’t even suggest a response to be petty, mean and self-centered.
It only interprets and communicates:
“I am a person of value and worth just as much as you.”
Speak kindly to yourself. Balance it with truth.
Be honest with yourself. Balance it with compassion for all things broken.
Respond with the overwhelming grace that only He can bring.
Both for you and for them.
And above all, let Christ rule and reign in your heart, in your mind, in your soul.
And let His will become yours.
Let His heart consume yours.
Let His eyes and ears become yours.
Let His voice speak through yours.
And only then, can your world become the peaceful paradise it was meant to be.
Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things arejust, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.Philippians 4:8-9
Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content: I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.Philippians 4:11-13
And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Now to our God and Father beglory forever and ever. Amen.Philippians 4:19-20