Friday, July 9, 2010

Self Thinking

A Thoughtful Life – Part 3.

This is the final post for my short series about living the thoughtful life. So far I’ve covered thinking about our faith and thinking about others. Today I will cover the surprising need to also think about ourselves.

I am not promoting selfishness, but it’s important:

  • To think enough about yourself to know your purpose in God’s plan;
  • To know enough to practice self-control;
  • To know the things which tempt you so that you are more able to avoid them;
  • To know you are allowed to ask God for the things you need and even want;
  • To build that personal relationship with God.

When we accept the person God created in us, when we think about how we are fearfully and wonderfully made, then our love for our Lord and His people grows even greater.


Just Be Real said...

Totally makes sense Lyn. We need to keep mindful of the plan that God has for ourselves. Great post.

Rita said...

God not only wants us to love others, but ourselves too. If we can't love ourselves, how can we love others? Isn't He great? Good points that you made!

Sandy said...

Yes you're right, we have to
think of ourselves in that
respect. I don't think it's
selfish, just common sense.

Rochelle said...

great points!

Karen said...

You have worded this truth so can we not love something God created?

Stuff could always be worse said...

Yes need this thoughtful life, again...self-control, etc.

Barbara said...

Oh yes indeed, we must think of ourself, and care for ourself, that way we can be happy and care for others, blessings my friend,

Leslie @ goodbye, house! HELLO, HOME! said...

Loved this series, I read Faith and Outward Thinking, too! You really make me think. And wanna be near my Lord. The Way, the Truth and the Life.
Thank you.

Lynda Young said...

What a wonderful collection of comments to wake up to :)

Blessings to you all. I'm so glad you all enjoyed this series.

sarah said...

this series is so good Lynda. I've always had a hard time believing God really wanted me to shine. Thank you for posting these and for your heart that encourages everytime I come here.

Lynda Young said...

Thanks so much, Sarah. I appreciate your comments :)