I’ve been put in some interesting and challenging positions lately. Quite a few of them have to do with how much I respect myself. Not if/how much others respect me – although, I did ask. What I found in my asking though wasn’t me wanting someone to tell me how much they respected me, but that I wanted to answer the question for myself.

With life happening how it is, I’ve come to notice that my self-respect is directly proportionate to my self-control. My self-control is determined by my own self-worth. My self-worth is measured by my self-respect.

Even when a girl is walking down a path all her friends are warning her against, she still learns a lot of lessons. I love my friends who are so dear and near they know my life and have shared their concerns with me, I hope they understand that no matter what happens I’m still learning and so far, all I’m learning is good.
My self-respect is higher than it was previously, and it grows with every obstacle placed in front of me.


2 thoughts on “Self-Respect

  1. Dear Danielle,

    Your connection between self respect, self control, and self worth is absolutely amazing. I will be quoting you on my facebook.

    I’m so thankful to know that there are others out there who recognize how much we learn and its importance. Through “failure” we learn the most, yet it is only we who are able to truly appreciate the fruits which it has brought. Andy Stanley said” that God wants to change how we think before how we act”, and I believe that is exactly what he is doing through all of us.

    Your life is without a doubt a story of tears. But within those tears, there is God and his Grace standing at the forefronts. As morbid as this may sound, I look forward to hearing how your story unfolds, whether in this life or after.


    • Ryan,
      First, thanks for reading!
      I believe that life is an unending lesson – because there is so much to learn and understand. We can’t learn from someone else’s lessons. We can take notes – but the impact isn’t on our life, but rather on the one who goes through situations. There’s so much out there to discover, to fail at, to grow through – it’s an adventure!
      I look forward to your thoughts on your blog, and I hope you enjoy following my journey.
      Sharing my life is something I do mostly for me, but I know others will be able to connect as well. Blessings to you!

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