Just this Sunday I added a little something else to our Sunday School. One of my biggest issues is the very core ( I believe ) to both my depression and codependecy and that is my lack of self worth. I've always gotten it from people and frankly no one is ever good enough in our eyes, even if we don't say it out loud. We all have flaws, that's a gimme. Problem is, if we get our self worth from people who see us with flaws then that is how we will see ourselves and how we will define ourselves. I'm not good enough, I'm not thin enough, I'm not smart enough, I'm a loser....we can go on and on.
I know this is my issue and have actively been working on it for a couple years now. I laugh at that because if you know anything about the grace of God, working on it is the LAST thing I have to do. ANYWAY, that always makes me snicker when I have read what I wrote and I know it to be wrong.
So what I have decided is at the beginning of Sunday school class I will have a scripture verse and quote for them. I told the kids this Sunday that they don't want to grow up to discover that what they thought of as truth truly isn't truth. NOW is the time to learn it, to know it and to embrace it. And maybe, just maybe through my teaching, I will accept this for myself as well.