As seen in a post to the Jack’s Winning Words blog – “All I do is accept people as they are.” (Joan Rivers) Jack went on to write about people who accept who they are and make no pretensions to the world. He used the cartoon character Popeye as an example. Jack wrote – Popeye had a sense of self-worth: I like that in a person. “I yam who I yam!” In more modern terms it would be WYSIWYG – What You See Is What You Get.
Do you have a good sense of self-worth and value and do you accept people as they are? I’ve written her before about people who have a sense of self-loathing, mainly brought on by their tendency to compare themselves to others, instead of just accepting who they are and living happily with that realization. Wayne and Garth in the movie Wayne’ World repeatedly used the phrase “We’re not worthy” when in the presence of rock stars. Sometimes people go through life with a “I’m not worthy” chip of their shoulder.
A simple way to overcome the “I’m not worthy” syndrome is to change the persp
ective of that statement. Ask yourself in whose eyes are you judging your worthiness? Then take the time to recall that you are so worthy in God’s eye that He gave his only son to atone for your sins and to save you. That should make you feel worthy in any situation and free you to live a WYSIWYG life. If you can do that, the next step of accepting others as they are is easy.
Have a great week ahead.