At the time of writing this post, there are approximately 7 days left until Christmas. For some it continues to be a very stressful time – from hanging the Christmas decorations, trimming the tree, buying gifts for family, friends, and no doubt the special person in your life. And who could forget the office parties and the gift exchanges? There are so many parties to attend. But when all is said and done, still there is something that’s missing. That’s because you’ve checked off the list and every name is there except one! That name is yours! Is that a coincidence? I hardly think so!
Time to stop thinking that because you have purchased gifts for everyone else, that as a matter of reciprocity, that someone else should feel obligated to buy you a gift in return. And even if it should turn out that you are not in a position to buy gifts for anyone this year, here is the deal, it’s okay to buy yourself a Christmas gift and to buy the best! The 3 reasons why it’s okay to buy yourself a Christmas gift:
1. You have worked hard all year long
Perhaps you did not realize, but you have worked extremely hard all year long. Yes, you! You that are reading this post right now! You have braced many storms of life. You have struggled through much hardship, and have traveled through a devil’s hell. You had no idea whatsoever that you would have made it this far because troubles, trials and afflictions were so overwhelming, you considered throwing in the towel and calling it quits.
You have made too many sacrifices. Family commitment – the husband/wife, children, the dog and the cat, you often wondered how much more can you take. But here you are, kept by the grace of God, sustained by His Spirit and now looking forward toward ending your year strong – buy yourself a Christmas gift!
2. You deserve the best
Contrary to what some may think, you deserve nothing less than the best that life has to offer. You deserve the best gift that there is! True that God has given to us His best Christmas gift by way of the birth of His Son Jesus Christ over 2000 years ago, yet He cares that you enjoy His best blessings here upon this earth.
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ.” (Ephesians 1:3)
3. You are special
I want you to know that you are special! You are God’s masterpiece. You are a one of a kind that cannot e duplicated. You are amazing, you are beautiful and you are extremely talented. Your story of survival is the miracle of life that someone else is waiting on. You are the apple of God’s eyes and He has great plans for your life. Don’t wait for someone else to treat you special, instead realize and understand that you are and treat yourself in that way.
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