Seek self esteem from God

Seek self esteem from God

Quote
May you not become too concerned with material matters, but instead place
immeasurable value on the goodness in your heart.  Find time each day to
see beauty and love in the world around you.  Realize that each person has
limitless abilities, but each of us is different in our own way.  What you
feel you lack in the present may become one of your strengths in the
future.  May you see your future as one filled with promise and
possibility.  Learn to view everything as a worthwhile experience. 
May you find enough inner strength to determine your own worth by yourself, and
not be dependent on another’s judgment of your accomplishments.  May you
always feel loved.  ~Author
Unknown~

 

Meditation
In my experience sponsoring men there
is one single over riding flaw that consistently appears in inventorying our
character defects.  Lack of self
esteem
, from deep down in our core, seems to be the fertile ground
for so many destructive patterns that continue to weigh us down.  Lack of boundaries, principles and
values that go the way of public opinion, permissiveness, people pleasing and
fears of all types are all fed by this inner lack of self acceptance and
love.  The only answer to this dilemma
is to seek the love of God rather than be focused on the love of man.  In the process of committing ourselves
to this new value system we begin to experience that paradigm shift that is
required for us to move from sobriety and discovery to recovery and inner
peace.

 

Thought for the
day

Am I still overly concerned about
what my fellow man thinks of me or have I accepted the fact that there is only One
with whom I need to be right?


Scriptures
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice!  Let your gentle
spirit be known to all men.  The Lord is near.  Be anxious for
nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let
your requests be made known to God.  And the peace of God, which surpasses
all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. 
Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right,
whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is
any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. 
The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice
these things, and the God of peace will be with you…Not that I speak from
want, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am.  I
know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in
prosperity;  in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of
being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering
need.  I can do all things through
Him who strengthens me.

~Philippians 4:4-9,11-13 (NASB)~

About SLAA Tilburg

Wat is seks- en liefdeverslaving? Wij in S.L.A.A. geloven dat seks- en liefdeverslaving een voortschrijdende ziekte is, die niet kan worden genezen maar die, zoals veel ziekten, wel tot staan kan worden gebracht. Zij kan verschillende vormen aannemen – inclusief (maar niet beperkt tot) een dwangmatige behoefte aan seks, extreme afhankelijkheid van één persoon (of meerdere personen), en/of een voortdurend in beslag genomen worden door romantiek, affaires of fantasieën. Er is sprake van een obsessief-dwangmatig patroon, seksueel of emotioneel (of beide), waarin relaties of seksuele activiteiten in toenemende mate destructief geworden zijn voor de loopbaan, het gezinsleven en het gevoel van zelfrespect. Als seks- en liefdeverslaving wordt veronachtzaamd, wordt zij altijd erger. Wanneer wij echter een eenvoudig programma volgen dat voor een reeks van mannen en vrouwen met dezelfde ziekte succesvol is gebleken, kunnen wij herstellen. In S.L.A.A. leren wij de realiteit te accepteren dat wij deze verslaving hebben
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