Midweek Encouragement: Stop Trashing Yourself


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How To Stop Trashing Yourself

September 12, 2012

By Renee Swope

How To Stop Trashing Yourself

“So do not throw away your confidence;   it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done   the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.” Hebrews   10:35-36 (NIV)

One night I was cleaning our kitchen and found this little   rubber thingy on our countertop. It wasn’t until after I threw it away that I   realized it was the power button for our TV remote control. As I dug through   the trash to find it, I regretted how quickly I’d thrown it away.

Then, as I reached to pull it out, I sensed God showing me   that’s how easily I throw away my confidence—without recognizing it.

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