Do you have an overactive inner critic?
If you do, here are a few ideas I’d like you to consider.
When I was a little girl (just last week), I was taught that I was sinful. This is not a good way to start life when you have an overactive inner critic. That God was going to zap me into hell if I did anything else to offend him. I hadn’t even been near the Garden of Eden. My mother and dad didn’t have a garden. I think many of us have this overactive inner critic. This critic is never happy with us no matter what we do. Remember God loves us.
In the New Testament, when Jesus came along, he tells us of the New Covenant between God and his people. When Jesus died on the cross all of us had our past, present, and future sins forgiven. Every last one of us have been forgiven of all of our sins.
Jesus said in Matthew 22:36-40, “Love your neighbor as yourself.” First of all you’ve got to love yourself, before you can love others. To love yourself, you might need to do a lot of being thankful for what you have and who you are.
I also learned that God is within each one of us. I loved that idea. He loves us very much, each and every one of us. He made us to be in his image. If we are in God’s image, how can we say we’re ugly?
Besides the voices in our own heads (our inner critics), we also hear the voices of the people around us.
I want you to realize that besides the inner critics and the outside critics, inside your head is the voice of God giving you love, acceptance, and sending you an abundance of everything you need.
If others are criticizing you, ask yourself this question: Is God happy with you? If God is happy with you, let all the other words melt down and then dissolve into nothingness.
The Sedona Method book explains the method designed by Lester Levenson and now carried out by Hale Dwoskin. This method is an excellent way to teach you how to accept yourself as you are. It also helps you release the negative emotional resistance you have to things, people, and events.
When you let go of the negative and accept yourself just as you are, then the intuitive power of God inside you can heal you. Then you can hear clearly God’s voice. Then God can show you the next step He wants you to take to reach the goals He has put in your heart. Give God’s voice first place in your head and in your heart.
When we accept that God loves you and forgives you, you are more willing to accept yourself. When you accept yourself, then you are more willing to accept and forgive others. Each time you do this, you are making the world a better place to live. Then it comes back to you in blessings galore.
You are a child of the most high God. God loves you very much. You find uplifting information about God’s love for you and His many blessings from Joel Osteen They have free online video streaming, text messages, and podcasts. Joel can also be seen on television in many places.
Wake up saying, “Thank you, Lord for creating me, loving me, accepting me, and forgiving me.”
Don’t give up. Accept yourself as you are and LIVE.
I believe you he following short video of positive affirmations (two minute 36 seconds) on You Tube is powerful and energizing. It is put out by the creators of the movie, The Secret.
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