How to Succeed: Learn to Accept Yourself!
Romans 8:29, “Predestined to be conformed to the likeness of His Son [Jesus Christ].” Remember the saying, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” What you see as beautiful, may not be beautiful to someone else. Isaiah 45:9, “Does the clay dispute with the one who shapes it, saying, “Stop, you’re doing it wrong!” Does the pot exclaim, ‘How clumsy can you be?’ We are God’s personal creations and He is the potter and we are the clay. God is molding us into individuals that are in the likeness of Jesus Christ. As a potter, God does not make any junk whatsoever. We must learn to love who we are because God created, redeemed, and accepts us as we are.
2 Cor. 10:12, “Paul stated, “We do not dare to classify or compare ourselves with some who commend themselves. When they measure themselves by themselves, and compare themselves with themselves, they are not wise.” Never compare who you are to someone else because you have gifts and talents that no one else has. God has created each of us to be different and unique from others. If God wanted us to be the same, He would have created us to be the same.
We are all works in progress because God “predestined us to be conformed to the likeness of His Son [Jesus Christ].”
Donya Zimmerman is a business consultant, mediator, and legal professional with over ten years of experience. She is owner of Family & Community Mediation and Business Consulting (FACMBC) based in Baltimore, Maryland and has been in business since 2013. Services provided by FACMBC: Mediation and Conflict Resolution Services; Business Registration Assistance (Limited Liability Company, Corporation, S-Corp, Limited Liability Partnership, etc.); Business Plan Drafting Assistance; Business Certification Assistance (MBE, WOSB, 8A, 501(c) (3), Hub Zone, etc.); and Business Organization Assistance. She is also a contributing writer to the Maryland Daily Examiner Newspaper. Contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org; www.facebook.com/FACMBC; www.twitter.com/FACMBC; https://dzimmerman36.wordpress.com; http://www.linkedin.com/in/dzbusconsultantandmediator