by Charles R. Swindoll
How precious also are Your
thoughts to me, O God!
How vast is the sum of them!
Most of us are good at criticizing ourselves and finding fault with what we have done or failed to do. I'd like to suggest an alternate plan—spend some of your leisure time finding pleasure and satisfaction in what you have done as well as in who and what you are.
Sound too liberal? Why? Since when is a good self-esteem liberal?
There are times we need to tell ourselves, "Good job!" when we know that is true.
That isn't conceited pride, my friend. It's acknowledging in words the feelings of the heart. The Lord knows that we hear more than enough internal put-downs! Communicating in times of leisure includes self-affirmation, acknowledging, of course, that God ultimately gets the glory.
After all, He's the One who makes the whole experience possible.
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