Spiritual Need no. 2 : Appreciation of Oneself
– Remedy –
WATER – aka Self-awareness & confidence of the truth that you are God’s son/daughter.
Water is the most consumed liquid in the world. It helps us with our survival and sustains our body needs to continue circulating blood as the cells and other organs have to do their bodily functions.
Like water, our spiritual need #2 – Appreciation of Oneself – has such requirements to continuously replenish and rehydrate our self-confidence. But don’t get this in the wrong side of the coin… This is the opposite of that narcissistic thought about “me-me-me“…
This is more of the FACT that YOU are a CHILD of GOD.
Self-awareness is an essential value a person has to have. Many people nowadays experience depression and brokenness because they feel alone and probably misunderstood by others. This is because they are unaware of how precious they are. Plus the truth that their brokenness actually comes from within. Majority of us do not have self-identity. At times we identify ourselves because of the influence of our friends and mostly from the feeds of those “#goals” (of whatever kind) we see on social media. Unaware of our strengths and weaknesses, the only way of knowing who we are is to actually, take that time to get to know ourself.
How? By knowing what we are good at! And what we aren’t good at too.
Knowing what we are capable of, on what we are good at and the opposite of it, – will enable us to excel and admit our weaknesses, thus will allow us to improve and accept who we are.
When you don’t feel you are enough, understand that you can conquer doubt by knowing who you are in Jesus.
– Tim Tebow
In order to process this, try to get a pen and a paper and answer these guide questions: (Note: These are the guide questions from the talk itself.)
- Think of someone (same sex) whom you admire most.
- What are the qualities I like about him/her which I think I don’t have?
- What are the qualities I love most about myself?
- What are the qualities I think he/she loves about me?
- What are the qualities I have which I think he/she doesn’t have?
Alternatively, I have created two (2) additional activities that may somehow help you dig deeper of your strengths and weakness. You can either use your own notebook/journal/diary/paper or download this free activity sheets.
- Activity 1 – TALK Guide Questions
- Activity 2 – WHO ARE THEY? #GOALS
- Activity 3 – I AM . . .
Download the above activity sheets here > VW Series 002 – WATER (Activity Sheets).
Finally, allow me to impart this inspiring and empowering scripture from our community’s theme this year:
“But you are ‘a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people of his own”
(1 Peter 2:9)
So who are you!? 🙂
I hope you make time to do these activities and that this one helps. Let me know in the comments below or drop me an email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be blessed and be God’s blessings!