Don’t Make It About You

There are days you’re down, feel like you’ve messed up yet again, are convinced you’re utterly worthless and wonder whether God can ever possibly love you. It just goes with being human – and being a person of faith doesn’t automatically exempt you. Of course, God wants you to experience how much you are loved. But often the only way to change how you feel is to start focusing on someone else. So say a prayer on behalf of another. Call someone who’s struggling. Work in a homeless shelter. Get involved in your local elementary school. Or do any of the other thousand things you can do to share God’s love with someone who needs to experience it in real ways in their real life. You’ll be amazed how much better you start feeling about yourself when you don’t make it about you.