It is very important to you how you are treated. You are not always treated well. You, who are a Child of God, may be treated shabbily. It is not right. Yet why must thoughts of untoward conduct stick in your mind? You must think you have lost something. You must think that someone else's rudeness is the unmaking of you. You must think that someone else's opinion has an impact upon your worthiness.
I set your value long ago. It is not to be challenged. It is My desire that all on Earth be good to one another. And if someone is not, if others may be rude or unkind to you, they have devalued themselves. They have drawn a picture of themselves, not you. Keep your picture true. You have your connection to Me. You are in My good graces. Is someone else's opinion really that important to you? How much must another's poor behavior impact your life?
Of what necessity is another's opinion of you? It makes no sense to derive your sense of self-worth from someone else, be it negative or positive.
No one's opinion can make you more than you are now. You know that. And yet you let other people's attitudes be the scale upon which you weigh yourself. Consider someone else's opinion as a bubble. How much does a bubble affect you? Let others blow all the bubbles they want. Bubbles are not to impact your life.
When someone is rude or unkind, it is as if you let them throw you in a dungeon, and you throw away the key, and you stay in the dungeon when you could, all along, walk out. You didn't really have to allow yourself to be thrown into the dungeon.
Accept My evaluation of you, and never mind others' evaluations of you.
Of course, you understand I do not evaluate you. I do not judge you. I do not give you demerits. I never did. I never created demerits. Perhaps you did. Whoever did, demerits are not for you to take seriously. Someone put a decal on you. Take it off right away. It is not a tattoo. It is not a brand for life.
If you went to the post office and wanted to buy a dollar stamp, you wouldn't accept a twenty-five cent stamp. You wouldn't walk off with it and tell yourself that somehow that was all you deserved. Beloveds, you are worth more than all the stamps in the world. You are worth more than anyone's opinion of you.
It behooves you to think well of yourself. Do not blame hurt on someone else. No one else is responsible for your self-love. No one else is to make a dent in it. Hold your heart high. Keep it on a level with Mine, and not someone else's. Let rudeness and unkindness evaporate. Poof! Let them be gone. A poor opinion is about the person who holds it and not about you at all.
If you pass by a shabby building, that does not make you shabby.
If there is litter in the street, it doesn't mean that you are litter.
May the sun shine on you. May the skies be blue. May you be the recipient of love wherever you go.
And when it rains, let the rain wash away all accumulated hurt the way it erases smudges on your cheeks.
There is a shield of love around you. It is impenetrable.
Accept your invincibility. Declare it to yourself. You are stamped God-approved. You have My seal upon you. You are wrapped in My love. Let go of thoughts that are less than you are. Let go of thoughts that are less than Mine. If someone defames you, what does that have to do with you? You are with Me. Let the other stuff go.