We all love to be around people who like themselves.
People who don’t like themselves can make you feel really uncomfortable. It’s like they have a hole in their soul. Since they don’t like themselves, they just assume others don’t like them either.
They will overcompensate for their lack of self-worth by trying to draw constant attention and affirmation from those around them. It’s as though they have to be continually propped up. They need to be the center of attention, tell the biggest story, talk the loudest, and do all the talking. They overcompensate because they don’t feel good about themselves, and they project that onto other people.
Psalm 37:37 (KJV) says, “Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace.”
People who know who they are in God’s eyes are at peace with themselves. Instead of always walking into a room and needing a miracle, they walk into a room and become the miracle.
In order to be a person that others love to be around, you first have to love yourself.
THE TAKE AWAY
The effects of having a deeply rooted sense of value based on the truth that God loves you will spill over onto others, and people enjoy being around someone like that!