We are made in the image of God, so when we criticize ourselves, we might as well be criticizing the One who made us.
When we encourage ourselves, we are saying, “God, thank You that I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
I may not be where I want to be,
but I believe that You are leading me in the right direction”.
That’s how we get into agreement with God and celebrate the God who made us!