10. Learn To Be Your Own Best Friend

Learn to accept your humanity with gratitude to God. That’s all God wants from you. Because when you do so, He transforms you by Himself. If you can accept your humanity in spite of your imperfections, you will notice a mystery: you will begin to change without effort.

Many folks fight themselves. They look into the mirror, and they don’t like who they see in the mirror. Yet, the person in the mirror is the only real friend they have. When you look into the mirror, you will see someone that will never betray you. When you look into the mirror, you will see someone that feels all your pains. When you look into the mirror, you will see someone that will share all your joy. Now, that’s someone you need to begin to cultivate friendship with from today.

One of the reasons many folks are not being transformed is that they don’t build relationships with themselves. They are too busy trying to change their imperfections that they don’t appreciate who they are. They are like the person who is too busy trying to buy a new car that he fails to appreciate where he is at that moment.

You might be too busy trying to change that you never even sit down to appreciate the person that you are – the one you see in front of the mirror. I believe today that God is talking to you. Sit down with yourself in your house, set a mirror in front of you if you have one, look yourself in the eye, and tell yourself, “I love you.”  Say to yourself, “I’m sorry I’ve not really appreciated you as I should. But I want you to know that I love you and you’re my best friend.”

You are your own best friend. Learn to appreciate and celebrate who God has made you regardless of your imperfections. Be your own cheerleader!

Memory Verse:
2 Corinthians 4:7

But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.

Father, teach me to be my own best friend, in Jesus’ name.