God can make you anything you want to be,
but you have to put everything in his hands.
- Mahalia Jackson
If ever I feel down about myself - what I have done or not done - I simply stop judging myself harshly and start thinking instead about what God can do through me.
I am a unique creation of the Creator of all there is and all there will ever be. Because I love and revere my Creator, how could I do anything less than love and revere myself? Instead of thinking about my mistakes, I think of how much I can accomplish because I am willing to let God help me.
Great and wonderful possibilities open up to me when I think the best about myself and see the best in myself. This kind of thought or vision frees me to be creative. And I think of and look at others with the same openness. I have love and reverence for them because they, too, are God's creations of life.
Thank You, God, for a whole world of possibilities that are open to me.
(From : 'Daily Word' magazine by Silent Unity, a world wide prayer ministry)