Self-Knowledge

Self-knowledge – knowledge or understanding of one’s own capabilities, character, feelings, or motivations. ~Merriam Webster’s Dictionary~

To know our true self brings wisdom. To understand our quirks and preferences is important in knowing our limits. Sometimes, we come to a point where enough is enough. Knowing our limits can provide insight to understand what pushes our buttons and what pet peeves set us off. (grit teeth smile)

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What we believe is also a key element. Every experience, from childhood to present, contributes and/or reinforces what we think, how and why we react to things and stuff or x, y and z. (shock face)

Life challenges happen to everyone. The more we know and understand our inner triggers, they lose power over us. Praise The Lord for the victory.

Recently, my eyes were open to realize I had another button that things and stuff, and x, y or z, could push! (shock face) The button is disrespect. I don’t like when others disrespect me or anyone else. How unfortunate, disrespect seems to be the norm in many environments. (sad face) Free will. We have free will to choose or maybe, we just don’t know any better.

Here’s the beautiful part, while it is painful when going through storms, disappointments, fill in the blank_______________; we come out stronger and better than before. God will use anything and anyone to bring about our growth. Many times, it’s a test. (shock face)

Sometimes, there are retests! Thank God for His mercy and grace.

I don’t have victory over the disrespect button yet; I thank God that I now know it’s trigger!

Be blessed and enjoy the rest of the weekend! (smile) Your thoughts are always welcome!

© Ann “afriendforever54” Friend, Aug 2013 – present.

Self

Self – the essential person distinct from all other persons in identity. ~Merriam Webster’s Dictionary~

Self is the NaBloPoMo theme for March. This is where I share more about myself and have fun in the process. (shock face) It’s pretty much what I’ve been doing the past few months without the fun part. (smile)

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I come here to encourage others to keep the faith and keep moving forward. (smile) It’s a beautiful thing when you are comfortable with yourself! When you have the courage to be you! (smile)

My courage and strength comes from above. Glory to God! When you know who you are, you don’t have to tell anyone, anything, because actions speak louder than words. (gritted teeth smile)

As displayed in the acrostic, life is knowing and being secure in yourself because Romans 8:31 says What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?

Be blessed and stand on Romans 8:31! Stay tuned for more self encouragement! (smile) Thoughts are always welcomed.