Over the years I have gotten better at being good to myself. This involves giving myself more of what I need (God, more prayer time, getting the rest I need, more fellowship, etc.) and letting go of the people, places or things that hinder my spiritual growth.
Giving to oneself is the first step of giving to others. How can I pour into someone else’s cup if my cup is empty.
Today I invite you (and if you need it, I give you permission) to fill your cup with what you need. By doing this, you will be able to share what’s in your cup with others.
Let the peace of Christ [the inner calm of one who walks daily with Him] be the controlling factor in your hearts [deciding and settling questions that arise]. To this peace indeed you were called as members in one body [of believers]. And be thankful [to God always].