Thursday, April 3, 2008

God Given Self Esteem

by Donna L. Watkins

Can you look in the mirror and say, "Thanks for doing a great job, Lord! I know you love me and I love me too." It's not a prideful thing to enjoy who God made you to be and to discover that your uniqueness is truly grand.

© 2007 Donna L. Watkins
If you can't give yourself a feeling of worth, you'll spend your life seeking to find it from others ... who will not be able to satisfy your longing for acceptance. You'll end up resentful and empty because you'll give up things that you don't think you deserve because of the way you are thinking about yourself.

People who don't believe in themselves are always trying to please somebody else, hoping they'll get their sense of worth from their appreciation. If you've been on that track, you already know it doesn't go anywhere.

God wants to give you self-worth based on Him. He calls you the apple of His eye. There is no one like you. And you were made to glorify Him, not to hide your head while you wander around trying to find somebody that will tell you that you're beautiful. God already said it. If you don't believe it, nobody else will see it.

You have no competition in being you. When you are secure in who you are with what God says about you, you will never be envious of somebody else again. Appreciate your own uniqueness and the role you have in this universe. God doesn't have anybody to replace you in His Kingdom, so it's time to realize how important you are.

When others see your confidence, they will want to be in harmony with you. You train others how to treat you based on how you treat yourself. Meditate on what God says in Isaiah 43:4: "You are precious to me. You are honored, and I love you."

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love your writing, no matter what is going on in life, you make it better... thank you so much!

Donna said...

How kind of you :-) I guess I write to make life better for me too. It gets my thoughts out and facing me.

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