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In Touch - March 4, 2008

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In Touch Daily Devotional
by Dr. Charles Stanley


March 4, 2008 – Freedom From Self-Rejection Romans 5:5-8 

            We saw yesterday that many people struggle with a poor self-image and find it hard to accept themselves. Often, the contributing thought patterns have existed for years. How, then, can the cycle be broken? 

            For us who have received Jesus Christ as Savior, the basis for our acceptance is His death on the cross. But to eliminate wrong patterns of thought and behavior, it takes more than simply knowing why we are accepted—we must meditate on God’s truth. As we saturate our minds with His Word, the Holy Spirit will work in our subconscious to filter out erroneous thinking and develop a healthier outlook. For instance, the Scriptures tell us that believers should have a... 

            • Sense of belonging. Romans 8:15-17 says that Christians are members of God’s family. And in Hebrews 13:5, God assures us, “I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you.” 

            • Sense of worth. Our true value does not waver with circumstance. Rather, our worth is based in God’s infinite, unchanging love—the proof of which is Christ’s sacrificial death on our behalf (Romans 5:5-8). 

            • Sense of competence. Romans 8:11 teaches that the Holy Spirit is dwelling in us. We are unable to successfully live the Christian life on our own; but when we are obedient, the Spirit guides us and enables us to be victorious. 

            Rely on the truth, and appropriate feelings will eventually follow. Scripture says that if you believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, you belong, you are worthwhile, and you are competent in Him. Allow these three facts to permeate your being.

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