Self-acceptance is the ability to love yourself unconditionally - no matter what imperfections exist. When this is accomplished you can say to yourself that you are indeed able to live life authentically!
Have you ever gone out of your way to seek the acceptance and approval of others by trying to fit and blend into society’s social or religious circles? Only to walk away feeling the sting of rejection or the embrace of acceptance only for what you have or how you can better serve them? Never truly seeing yourself for who you really are... a person of great value and significance.
Often times when a person feels like it’s necessary to perform on the stage of life, seeking the audience’s applause of acceptance and approval, or someone to validate who they are, they miss out on the joy and benefits of being fully authentic.
Being authentic is being able to embrace the You God created you to be, with the ability to look into your mirror with eyes of unconditional love for yourself, regardless of your flaws and imperfections!
This is so important as an individual because it's letting our Creator know that we appreciate the unique way He fearfully and wonderfully made us.
Take a moment and ponder…. are there any areas of your life that you are seeking someone’s approval in order to make you feel good about yourself? Are you taking great lengths to fit in instead of being okay with standing out?
What action steps will you take today that will empower you to look into your mirror and declare… I will accept and appreciate all of me regardless of any imperfections, because I am God's Masterpiece uniquely created in his image, fearfully and wonderfully made?