Self esteem is the belief system that we choose to believe about ourself! We can have low self esteems, or high self esteems, but the baseline for our belief system should be founded in God and what He thinks of us first!
I have not always had this God perspective for myself, and it was a lesson I had to learn over time as I took each thought captive and replaced my old ways of thinking with what God thought of me!
God showed me one day in prayer to see myself the way He sees me, as if looking through a set of glasses! What I imagined that day was a pair of glasses that were filthy and hard to see through from all of the false messages I was looking through about myself.
It took time to be able to see clearly, with each message of my belief system I compared to God and who He created me to be! These are some of the messages I learned along the way about my own belief system, what are beliefs about yourself that God wants you to change for yourself?
Would God really make junk?
Answer: No, God doesn't make junk.
Was I really created to be taken advantage of by men?
Answer: No, God wants me to be loved and cherished.
Was I really alone when I felt like I was?
Answer: No, God is always with me and pursuing me even when I don't feel Him
by my side.
Did I really need others approval in order to feel good about myself?
Answer: No, I am totally accepted by God and I no longer have to fear
rejection. (from Search for Significance)
Did I really have to meet certain standards in order to feel good about myself?
Answer: No, because I am completely forgiven by and fully pleasing to God, I no
longer have to fear failure. (from Search for Significance)
Did I really believe that those who fail (including myself) are unworthy of love and
deserve to be punished?
Answer: No, because I am deeply loved by God, I no longer have to fear
punishment or punish others. (from Search for Significance)
Did I really want to believe that I am what I am, I cannot change, I am hopeless?
Answer: No, because I have been made brand-new, complete in Christ, I no
longer need to experience the pain of shame. (from Search for Significance)
I'm sure if you are like most of us, you believe or have believed something similar to one or more of these false beliefs. Now the question is what do you do with it? Do you continue to choose to view yourself the way the world does, or do you choose to start to believe the truth about who God has made you and become unstoppable? The choice is yours!
Is this you?
.Do you want to know God more? Do you want someone to help you do so? Do you want someone to walk alongside you who has been in your shoes? Do you feel alone? Do you want to experience the healthier and happier you?