Friday, December 2, 2011

Gifts of our Parents

The truth is that much of the way we view ourselves is the gift of our parents. Parents are the mirrors through which we learn to see ourselves. If our parents show unconditional favor for us when we are young, we usually grow up with healthy self-esteem. If our parents communicate to us that their love is conditional on our performance, we become either pleasers or rebellious persons. Fear and poor self-appreciation dominate our lives.

But, there are ways to overcome the deficit of positive parenting. We can allow someone else, whose word we are willing to accept, to speak unconditional love into our lives.

Would you allow me to be that person for you today? Listen to me - you are special and precious. You are worthy of respect. You are uniquely gifted. You are unconditionally loved by your Creator. The one who made you is saying to you right now, "You are my beloved child in whom I am well-pleased."

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