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President James Garfield said the following:
I do not care what others say and think about me. But there is one man’s opinion which I very much value, and that is the opinion of James Garfield. Others I need not think about. I can get away from them, but I have to be with him all the time. He is with me when I rise up and when I lie down; when I eat and talk; when I go out and come in. It makes a great difference whether he thinks well of me or not.
These are true and important words. Therefore you must know and memorize God’s truths about you. Every time you are attacked by lies about yourself, exchange them with God’s truths. Be aware of the struggle; what the world says versus what God says. Choose what is right and practice it. There are so many voices in our heads nowadays that drive us mad, also our own voice! You must learn to recognize and listen to God’s voice above all of the others.
No one who really understands the cross, can struggle with self-love or self-acceptance. Jesus took your place. You are so special that Jesus came to the earth for you (forget about the world) – the cross was for you. God came here to show His love for you. Jesus died on the cross for you. Does this give you value? Is this not the truth which you can fight the world and its trivial standards with?
John Scotus writes:
People, made in the image of God, have an unspeakable and indisputable value and dignity.
You can compare this quote to Psalm 8 verse 5. Make both these pieces personal by substituting “people” or “we” with your name. Read it over and over again, and be filled with amazement. Yes, you are crowned with glory and honour! God looks after you every day and with every step you take, every moment of every day He is with you.
Psalm 8: 5 says:
What is man that You are mindful of him, the son of man that You care for him? You made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honour.