a person's essential being that distinguishes them from others, especially considered as the object of introspection or reflexive action.
Along the journey through my wilderness, I've lost people, friends, jobs, you name it. One thing for certain, I never lost my faith. If I could express how blessed I am to be on the other side of mental bondage, I would! Instead, I've learned to let the love that has been poured into me, be poured out into your life. Just know that whatever you are up against, weeping may endure for a night, but JOY comes in the morning. Psalm 30:5
Count it a blessing to be living, and take a moment to take care of you. Even Christ rested! Luke 5:16 But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed. And never forget that God provides a safe space for all who seek Him! Matthew 11:28-30 “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
So, because He dwells within us, make sure your "self" is solid. Do not be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient, ungrateful, or unholy, as 2 Timothy 3:2 states. More like the command to “love your neighbor as yourself,” which is essentially telling us to treat other people as well as we treat ourselves. Scripture never commands us to love ourselves; it assumes we already do. We are to love others based on God’s abiding love for us in Christ. In response to this love, we share it with all whom we come in contact with—our “neighbors.”
“That Christ may make His home in your hearts through faith, that you, being rooted and grounded in love.”