“You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself” is a quote by S. Vivekananda. Let me explain why, after lots of contemplating, this rings true for me.
When I first read the quote, I brushed it off. Certainly that couldn’t be true, and I didn’t want to spend any more time thinking about it. However, as the day went on that statement followed me. It showed up everywhere, so I thought maybe I need to take a closer look.
Let’s unpack this, starting right from the beginning. In Genesis it tells us that we were created in the image of God. God breathed life into us. His breath flows inside of us. Therefore, God is the source of life from within. He is inside of you, around you — everywhere.
If this is the case, when you reject yourself, hate on yourself or do even worse, you are doing the same to God because He is the source from within, and your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 6:19). Everything you are holding against yourself on a core level, whether it is through words or actions, you are also holding against God.
By questioning who we truly are, we are questioning who God is.
Maybe you believe you were created by chance, and if that were true that would also mean you don’t have a unique purpose. That would leave you struggling in life, not just physically but also emotionally and spiritually — which again, would lead you to not truly believing in yourself.
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