"Yet a time is coming
and has now come when the true worshipers will worship
the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the
kind of worshipers the Father seeks." - John 4:23

My Heavenly Daddy is healing
me from the inside out.

Transparency is Real.
Many times painful.

Daddy let me be secure in You only!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

UPGRADE MY OPINION OF MYSELF


My dear blogger friends.

I really hate to sound like a broken record, but my struggle with lack of self-worth continues to have a grip on my spirit big time. I know it will take awhile to get through the muck and get to a point where I can be at least comfortable with myself one day. And what a glorious day that will be too!

I was in bed most of the weekend, as I was physically exhausted and unmotivated. I know I have been through some trials these past weeks, so I am sure this has taken a toll on me.

I am trying to be positive, but it is hard. When I did have the energy to browse the internet and blog to you all, I found a promising prayer I would like to share:


Dear God,

Speak loudly to me and reveal all limiting images in my mind.

Replace them with pictures that glorify you and accurately represent my full potential.

Upgrade my opinion of myself and my vision for the future so I never feel the need to protect and preserve the past.

Show me how to be a faithful steward of my one and only opportunity to magnify the greatness you have placed within me and to show your presence in my life.

Lead me away from complacency and any temptation to settle for less than what you know is my absolute best.

How awesome it is that you know everything about me and love me anyway!

As I accept and experience your grace and mercy, help me to grasp the depth and perfection of your love as demonstrated by the sacrifice of your only Son.

Restore me this day, and make me whole and complete.

In Jesus’ name, amen.

I especially like the upgrade my opinion of myself part.

35 comments:

  1. Hold tight to who you are, you are unique, love yourself, and let go, you are a beautiful being, sadness engulfed you, now is the time to enjoy life, you deserve it

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  2. Good stuff. I love the prayer.
    Be Gentle with yourself - God is crazy about you!

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  3. amen amen amen..oh that was AWESOME..how powerful. I think I need to print this out and pray it every day!!

    I can totally relate once again to this post. I have already done my post for tomorrow. So much was in my heart that I needed to pour it out now. I wasn't sure if I would get it done, or complete it tomorrow morning, but it just kept coming out and being released from my spirit to the blog..It will be up tomorrow morning bright and early.

    You know, I have learned this past year (MANY MANY STORMS faced) that I 'trusted' God, in word only..now I am trusting and believing..AND finally accepting His love for me..Accepting it,,ACCEPTING it and trusting He won't hurt me..My Father God, won't hurt me or abuse me. He LOVES me and tells me me I'm the apple of His eye...SIGH...I've finally been able to accept that truth and start walking in it...

    ((hugs)) Remember precious one,,He Who started the good work in you WILL COMPLETE IT..Just think..He brought you this far, He won't leave you..He will continue to walk with you all the way....sigh..I'm sure glad about this truth for my own life...

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  4. I get it! I wish I could say that it goes away forever one day, but in reality, for me it is also an ongoing battle. Some days, weeks, and often months go well. I feel good about myself and even confident. Other times it happens as if someone kicks me in the stomach. I hate it, but I am determined to "keep up the good fight." This week has been difficult for me, too. Even waking in the middle of the night feeling nervous.

    I refuse to allow satan to steal my joy. I am in a battle and I know in the end my Heavenly Father will be victorious.

    Love, hugs, and prayers, andrea

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  5. Great prayer of strength. thanks for sharing. Praying you will overcome soon.

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  6. Good prayer. I think it also helps to remember that God is in you, therefore, if you have a low opinion of yourself, you have a low opinion of God -- and that just cannot be!

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  7. Hi JBR, I'd like to borrow that prayer, I too need an upgrade. We all have our downtime, but I'd say a double prayer just for you. God Bless.

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  8. Prayed with you...May His love and strength cover you. Take care JBR and God bless.

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  9. I said a prayer for you. He will lift you up out of this darkness. You are strong. Sometimes we forget that when we can't see the light. Focus on Him... he will get you through!

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  10. You take care of yourself JBR. Your important not only to God but to the blogging community.

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  11. Very powerful prayer that speaks words of courage and truth into our desperation. May God continue to strengthen you with his truth about who you are rather than the world's version therein.

    Thanks for stopping by and introducing yourself. You are always welcome at my place.

    peace~elaine

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  12. A million hugs............... you are a special; unique and wonderful woman.. and don't you ever forget that.

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  13. You are exactly as God made you....
    enough said?

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  14. God made you, Jesus died and rose for you, the Holy Spirit lives in you, 239 bloggers are following you, you're worth more than you feel. Feelings are not trustworthy. Walk by faith dear sister. :)

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  15. Such a beautiful prayer. You are precious in His sight, you are worthy, not worthless. I love you.

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  16. I am so sorry you are feeling so low. Upgrading your life sounds great to me. You are each and every day working hard on it. Loving hugs to a very precious one

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  17. i love love love that prayer!

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  18. “He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.” Isaiah 40:29.
    What a reassuring message! Life can make us weary… it can deplete us from the strength we need to get out of bed and do the things we are required to do. Yes, we can work out by lifting weights and taking our fitness walk. Those activities can provide us a level of fitness that enable our bodies to function physically, yet we also need additional inner strength to be able to function well. Since our mind, body and spirit are interconnected, how we feel spiritually or emotionally can effect or physical energy level. That’s where God can help.

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  19. stuck-in-the-middleSeptember 28, 2009

    JBR hang in there. I pray you get your strength back.

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  20. You are struggling with such a tough issue. I know you are exhausted, but you will regain your strength and move forward. One step at a time-- just as you've been doing. You'll get there!

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  21. May God grant you the peace and healing in your body. God Bless.

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  22. Hey JBR,
    Praying that Jesus will help you to view yourself through His eyes, so that you can see your true significance and worth. You are His beloved, His treasure, and He rejoices over you.

    Zephaniah 3:17 "The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing."

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  23. praying for you - to feel what you prayed. It's such a loooooong journey and a rollar coaster ride but you are the best. You really are.

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  24. Hang in there sweetie. Just remember to focus not on yourself, but those around you. It always helps.

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  25. I pray that glorious day comes for you soon! There will always be ups and downs, but I promise you there will be a time when the ups outnumber the downs, and when the downs don't last quite as along. Stay close to God, and you are in my thoughts and prayers! HUGS!

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  26. I too always feel that is so wrong of me to struggle with self-worth when i know God made me and my worth is in Him.

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  27. Our journey into health is a slow one. For me, once I admitted complete defeat and surrendered to God, I found I could NOT go back. As painful as going through is, it would be death to turn back to my old ways.

    I send encouraging prayers your way.
    PG

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  28. Beautiful JBR ~ Thank you for sharing.

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  29. JBR, thank you so much for sharing this prayer. I also am going to print it out and read it every day. It is beautiful and so true for each of us.

    Let us love you until you are strong enough to love yourself. Surrounding myself with people who loved me when I couldn't love myself helped me to learn that I was not only ok, I was worthy of love, that of others and of my own self. ((((Hugs))))

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  30. Please check out this link JBR, please do so.
    http://www.iquestions.com/browse/faith/sexual_abuse?over18=1

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  31. I love this prayer. I too am struggling so much with self worth. I will be blogging about it soon. Hugs and prayers.

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  32. what wonderful words. whether one is struggling is not - great prayer to be praying!

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  33. I do understand how you feel,it is hard to feel upbeat at times.

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