Self-Perception


We may feel that we are different from other people-either much worse or much better. We may look down on ourself and continually compare ourself with “good” people. Or perhaps our addiction seems more socially acceptable than others. So we console ourself by looking down on others whose sins seem worse than ours.

“As the Scripture say, ‘No one is good-not even one. No one has real understanding; no one is seeking God. All have turned away from God; all have gone wrong'” (Romans 3:10-12).

The first chapter of Romans is often used to condemn sexual sins or sexual addictions. People tend to skip over the last few verses, which condemn the more “acceptable” sins such as backbiting, disobeying parents, or bragging. In the second chapter the apostle Paus speaks to people who see themselves as better than others: “You may be saying, ‘What terrible people you have been talking about!’ But you are just as bad, and you have no excuse! When you say they are wicked and should be punished, you are condemning yourself, for you do these very same things” (Romans 2:1).

Every one of us is made of the same stuff-both good and bad. We may act out in different ways, but in God’s eyes we are all the same. When we focus on admitting our wrongs, it helps us remember that we are not so different from others after all. As we call on God and admit our helplessness, we can begin the steps toward healing and recovery.

I couldn’t have said this better myself. People don’t understand that they are absolutely no different than the next person. For all have sinned; all fall short of God’s glorious standard. It just happens in different ways for every individual. So think before you speak about the next person unless you have something good to say, some words of encouragement are always helpful. Don’t you know that when you tear someone down someone is doing the same thing to you. It is the principle of sewing and reaping. We harvest whatever we sew from our mouths so be careful. Seek God with all of your heart and he will give you the ability to sew good seeds and reap a great harvest!

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I am a man who has learned not to rely on my own understanding the hard way. God revealed himself to me two and a half years before I got out of prison. It's the greatest thing that has ever happened to me. There is truly only one way and that is to have a relationship with God. Since my release S.P.I.R.I.T Ministries has came to fruition. We meet every Wednesday night at 7p.m. God asked me to write a book, in 18 months I finished Rock Bottom; Inspired by God, He provided me with a web blog, thank you Andrew, as you can see, I am a motivational-inspirational speaker, and singer. We now have a band known as The Un-Scene, you can find the link on my web site and check it out on face book. I am just a man who was given true life while in prison, freedom, salvation, and unspeakable joy by the grace of God. We go many places to speak and sing for the glory of God. I just want to share what God has done in my life that you may have the opportunity to experience the same joy He gave me. I give God all the glory for everything in my life for I couldn't accomplish anything a part from Him. If ye shall know the truth, the truth shall set you free, John 8:32. If you would like to hear us just contact me and God willing we will remain obedient. God bless you all.
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