Gifts are good, Right!!! Especially when you get something that you have been longing for a long time. You place this gift in a safe place, you rarely use it because you don’t want it do get spoilt, especially when it’s an expensive gift. Hey Ladies, I know you know what I mean, that sparkling jewelry, watch, dress or a shoe you make sure you keep it safe because you value it. if that actually happens in real life with things that are made by the hands of mere men, what about you having self-worth and valuing who you are because you are a child of the most High God ? Self-worth is the most crucial aspect of one’s life. If you do not understand how to appreciate yourself and your worth, how do you expect others to?
Honey! Life is a precious gift from God, to maintain toxic relationships. In order for your life to flourish, you need to work on yourself first. People accept lousy relationships because they do not respect themselves enough to realize they deserve better. Too many people become complacent in these aspects and stop striving for greater things.
Relationships become detrimental, when self-worth is lacking. You need to love yourself enough to choose relationships that make you happy and motivate you to grow. A lack of self-worth can, and most often does, result in depression and self-destructive behaviors. Reflecting on young people struggling in toxic relationships or bad habits that are detrimental it’s simple!!. They don’t have positive self-worth for who they are and their real identity is twisted. How you feel about yourself affects every single aspect of your life.
If you don’t respect yourself then you won’t take care of yourself the way you should.You should take care of your self whereby, you set boundaries for your life and your relationships. You cannot allow people to treat you poorly and if they do, you need to recognize your worth and walk away.In 1 Corinthians 15:33 Do not be deceived: “Evil company corrupts good habits.”
You have to make a deliberate choice that people who have negative influence or attitude will not influence your opinion of yourself; this will only lead to degradation of your worth
Self-worth and self-esteem play hand in hand with one another. Self-esteem gives you the confidence to succeed and without it, you are simply placing limitations on yourself. You and only you are responsible for your fate. Life is no fun if you spend it hating yourself; this stifles any progress you hope to make. Once your confidence is up, you will stop making the terrible mistake of comparing yourself to others or pulling other people down. When you love yourself, you take pride in who you are and what you have to offer.
Take Note:-in order to respect others, you need to meet your own needs first. How can you truly learn to appreciate others if you can’t even appreciate yourself?
Points to Ponder on:-
Don’t expect anyone to love or respect you if you don’t fully love yourself first.
Respect yourself enough to walk away from anyone or anything that no longer serves you or grows you.