Fresh Hope – 14th February 2017

God knew the specific purpose that you were born to fulfil, so He provided you with the gifts you’d need to make a success of your life.

Unless you firstly understand that God loves you and has a plan for your life, then you will never move in your full potential.

Loving yourself can almost sound selfish, but actually the way you look at yourself and the way you treat yourself will reflect in the way that others will treat you too. If the truth be told, having a healthy and balanced opinion of who you are will determine how far you will go in life in fulfilling His perfect will for you.

Stop and ask yourself today, ‘how do I really feel about myself?’ Before your final conclusions are made, read and digest these 10 principles that will help you to gain a better God perspective in your life…

Never speak negatively about yourself, unless you are confessing your faults and failings to God.

Think about your God given strengths and encourage yourself to use them – for much of the time no one else will.

Don’t make the mistake of comparing yourself to others – it will kill your joy. You’re unique and you’re an original, so don’t settle for being a copy.

Focus on your potential – not your limitations.

Find out what you do well, and then strive to do it with excellence

Be a God pleaser, not a man pleaser. Have the courage to be different.

Learn to handle criticism. Let it develop you rather than discourage you.

Determine your own worth instead of letting others do it for you.

Keep your shortcomings in perspective – you’re still a work in progress.

Focus daily on your greatest source of confidence – Jesus.

Pastor Mark

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