Self Worth: A Sunday Reflection
If there is one thing I am certain of, while observing people living their lives and working with teens at my job, is that a low opinion of self worth directs the path of a person’s life. That kind of opinion of self imprisons the soul, fills our minds with lies, freezes our steps and convinces us that we can’t do what we need to do. People will give away their own happiness and success to believe incorrect opinions from others.
Words are powerful.
It only takes one negative opinion from one person to turn your world upside down. And the crazy thing is that it doesn’t have to be from a person you love, admire or even know. That negative comment can also come from a stranger.
Instead of saying no thank you to harmful opinions, we tuck them away as truths.
“For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.” Proverbs 23:7
Critical (and hateful) words are often given by people who are jealous and whose own self-esteem is damaged.
The good news is that God made you perfect in his eyes. If you have flaws, that’s okay. He loved you enough to send his son Jesus to live on Earth and die on the cross (John 3:16-17) so that you will be included in God's heavenly kingdom. The Creator of the world believes in your abilities, your heart and mind and wants to spend eternity with you.
“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” (Read Psalm 139 1-18 here.)
Today is a new day to change how you feel about the precious person that you are!
"God is within her, she will not fall: God will help her at break of day.” Psalm 46:5