Saturday, July 4, 2009

the power of positive thinking not so great after all

It seems that self esteem needs to be based on facts rather than wishful thinking. At least this study seems to prove that. Personally I seem to swing wildly from feeling totally useless to thinking I am the messiah (I'm not by the way- I'm a very naughty boy). But one can't help but wonder if all that self conscious introversion is healthy for anyone, whether they regard themselves highly or not. Surely instead of wondering if you are good looking, or successful, or highly regarded, it is better to rest assured that you are indeed loved by God and spend your energy trying to view others as God does, that is as lovable, instead of worrying whether or not you are. You are lovable, not because you want to be, but because God finds you so. (1 John 4:19) That fact may seem strange, but then who said life should make sense to you?

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