Spiritual issues and physical things.

Some of us are perfecting the wrong things. There are some people who battle their insecurities by purchasing a new body, hoping that it gets them the love or validation that they should first accept from God and then lavish upon themselves. There are people who try to battle their demons with money, buying expensive things and even fame, but you can’t get rid of those spirits with the things of the world, you can only get rid of them with the Word of God. If hatred is in your heart, you can’t get rid of it by beating your face… it doesn’t matter how much makeup you apply. If you battle low self esteem, you can become an overachiever all you want, but in your mind, you’ll never be good enough. Do you understand where I’m coming from? It doesn’t matter how good we “appear” to be on the outside, if we don’t understand that greatness is an inside job, then we’ve missed the mark. We have to love God, ourselves and others. We also need to believe what God says about us, more than what people think about us. No matter how much of the things of this world a person possesses, those things cannot hide the ugly truth. It’s like putting a bandaid on a headache… It does nothing but make you look foolish. Deal with the source of the problem instead of trying to bandage it with the things of the world. External flaws are easy to cover up. It’s those inner demons that stick out like a sore thumb. None of us are perfect, and we will all be a work in progress until the day Jesus returns, so for now change your mindset. Philippians 4:8 says, “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” Focus on the will of God, because that’s what really matters. When we leave this life, having the perfect physical features or millions of followers on social media, or all the money in the world won’t matter at all. What’s going to matter is the fact that a person has accepted Jesus in their heart, and that they’ve lived a life of love through Christ. Jesus told us to love our neighbor as ourself (see Mark 12:31). This means we cannot love someone else if we do not love ourselves. Change what you can, accept what you can’t, but never try to fix a spiritual issue with physical things. It simply doesn’t work.

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