Separate Your ‘Who’ from Your ‘Do’ ~~ Joyce Meyers

This is what I needed to hear. You should READ it too. #haveablessedday

I’ve made mistakes in my life, and I’m sure I’ll make mistakes in the future, but I still like myself. The fact is, I don’t do everything right all the time, but that doesn’t affect who I am. I know I’m loved and I’m still a good person. That’s because I’ve learned to separate my ‘who,’ new creature in Christ, from my ‘do.’

When you realize that what you ‘do’ doesn’t determine ‘who’ you are, you can experience a new level of freedom from shame.

When you know that God likes you, you can start to really like yourself. When you start to like yourself, other people begin to like you too. Liking yourself doesn’t mean you’re full of pride; it simply means you accept yourself as the person God created you to be.

We all need changes in our behavior, but accepting ourselves as God’s creation is vital to our progress in becoming an emotionally healthy person. If we can master this one thing, liking ourselves, it will work wonders in helping us to overcome a shame-based nature.

Prayer Starter: Holy Spirit, help me to separate my ‘do’ from my ‘who’. I can like myself and experience freedom from shame because You are constantly working in my life.

Joyce is really hitting me hard this week with these devotions. But that’s OK, sometimes we need to be reminded of these things so that we can do better and feel better about ourselves. Sometimes I do think that the things I do are not pleasing to GOD, but glory be to GOD that we can talk to him and he can straighten us up without anyone else knowing. We just have to listen and do what he says. #beblessed

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When Good Things Happen to People who have Hurt You ~ Joyce Meyers Daily Devotionals

Have you ever seen someone receive a blessing from God and felt like they didn’t deserve it? Have you seen good things happen to someone who has hurt you?

When a person who offended you gets a blessing, it can grate on you, at least it did for me until I learned how to forgive.
The Bible says that good and bad things happen to both the righteous and the unrighteous. When someone who’s hurt you receives a blessing, it makes it even harder to forgive them, but you are still called to pray for them.

I want to encourage you today to bless the people who have hurt you by praying for them, even though you may feel hurt and irritated by them. When you pray for people who have hurt you, it’s a choice you make. And forgiveness is based on your decision – not a feeling. But there’s healing in that for you.

A forgiving lifestyle helps you become more like Christ. As you learn the importance of forgiveness and begin to pray for blessings for those who have hurt you, your heart will heal from bitterness, and your personal growth will lead you to the blessings God has planned for you.

Prayer Starter: God, it might be hard, but I know I need to pray for and bless those who have hurt me. I realize that forgiveness is a choice, so I ask you to help me as I choose to forgive.

I know this has happened to each of us but Forgiveness is the best thing to do.  It will give you peace and peace of mind.

I love everyone, I might not like what you do but I would never be able to hate you.¬† GOD is LOVE and that’s who I am striving to be like.

Let’s everyone show some LOVE to everyone you meet and pray for everyone including¬† your enemies.

#peaceandbeblessed