Worry is a self -imposed, internally generated disease in the human family that slowly but surely kills many.
Worry causes and increases tormenting fear, it broods over what may never happen and creates unnecessary despair and depression, making our situation seem worse than they are.
Worry brings the pain of yesterday and borrows the burden of tomorrow added to the concern of today; making our excessive load of the present hour unbearable.
It makes us live like a hopeless orphan, without a heavenly father, without any promise of divine help and provision.
It paralyzes the faith, which has the power to change all situations and all things. Worry and anxiety lead to compromise and sin. When the heart is occupied with a lot of things, convictions are sacrificed on the altar of material pursuit.
Some days ago,in the pharmacy my mum works, a woman came to purchase a certain kind of cream and this cream was meant to change a person’s skin colour (what we mostly call bleaching).
My mum enquired from her why she needed those creams. her response to the question made her(mum)shocked.Having said she wanted the lotion to light up her complexion and change them because she believed, she wasn’t beautiful anymore.Frankly speaking, this was someone who we would likely call black beauty, but strenious works and challenges made her looks unapproachable though still beautiful. I figured out this could be as a result of low self esteem and lack of self confidence in oneself.
After all these, mum had to sit her down and converse with her on the importance of being confident and proud with her looks. She advised her to eat good food, fruits and take good care of herself.
She profusely thanked mum before leaving and opted out on purchasing the cream.
Let no one make you feel worthless, less attractive or less confident in yourself. You are a beautiful creature created in the image and likeness of your creator. For you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood,wonderfully and fearfully made.
Build your self esteem and self confidence. Flaunt your physical features in a positive way, your gap teeth, your bowlegs, big nose, e.t.c. Be proud of them. Let no one weigh you down, let no one be the reason/source of your happiness except you. Talk is cheap but don’t let it get into you.
If someone decides to hurt you emotionally by his /her words,you have the choice or you’re in the position to let it outweigh you. Wave it aside and keep on living a life that is happy and free. Those are just mere words, if you want them to be..😊😊