Self-esteem is linked to how well you know yourself! That’s right! Usually people don’t know themselves, and therefore they feel inferior, they don’t see in themselves conditions, find themselves ugly, and some even put a label on: “I can’t, I can’t do it, I really am stupid, I am truly ugly, … etc. “
When you have a negative view about yourself, it’s because you don’t know your strong points, you don’t love yourself, you don’t respect yourself, you don’t value yourself!
Self-esteem also includes self-confidence and self-acceptance! Who has a low self-esteem lives in doubt! That’s the truth!
How can you accept believing in God and doubting your conditions? It’s no use saying that you believe in God and don’t believe in yourself! People will not believe in you if you yourself don’t either!
Normally self-esteem is linked with beauty, appearance, but I see that as a consequence … A confident person sets her goals and reaches them, she doesn’t give up until she sees them fulfilled. A person who loves herself, values herself, and her attitudes show that to people, who in turn respect and appreciate her, because she does it with herself! And she also takes care of herself. By loving herself, she invests in herself—first in her soul, taking care of it, nurturing it with the obedience to God’s Word!
But there’s a secret that makes you have your self-esteem up there: it’s your encounter with God! When you are born of God, you see yourself powerful! It’s true! Your view about yourself changes! You become even more beautiful because you changed from inside out; where there was emptiness and darkness, now there is Light, Peace! Your eyes shine; your face conveys what’s inside you!
This self-esteem, which comes from God, makes you a different woman—unique! By appreciating yourself, you don’t compare, you don’t envy others, you don’t put yourself down because you have the strength to overcome your shortcomings and improve every day!
Friend, value yourself because God values you!
Next week we’ll talk more about it.