John 3:30 (NKJV) He must increase, but I must decrease.
I don’t know of too many people who have not had some issues with their self-worth. Speaking for myself I know all too well the issues that can arise when your self-worth or self-esteem are low.
The greatest way to boost your self-worth/esteem is to know your worth in Christ Jesus.
In Him, you are a child of a King. In Him, you are royalty. In Him, you are the most loved person on the planet.
Below are a few questions you can use to study to improve how you see yourself. I hope you begin to see yourself as Jesus does. He thinks you’re awesome!
Questions we can study to improve our self-esteem
1. How does Jesus see me?
2. How does He love me?
3. What does that mean for how I should love and see myself?
4. How does/should His love affect my own sense of self-worth?
5. What does the enemy try to make me think/feel in direct contradiction to what Jesus says about me?
12 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to
your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—His good, pleasing and perfect will.
When my sister Letia and I were in our mid teens, we decided to bleach our hair. Now mind you our hair was already in the blonde family…but hey when you want white hair, you want white hair.
After the process our heads actually glowed in the dark. I remember waking up in the middle of the night, spying the mirror on our dresser and scaring myself half to death wondering ‘what was that in the mirror’. It was me of course.
Any way…after my roots started growing out I decided I wanted to go back to my natural color ~ a darker blonde. Did the home thing and voila – my hair was back to normal.
Or so I thought!
After walking around – going to school for two weeks someone mentioned to me that my hair looked ‘green’. This was long before that was a fashion statement. ☺ Needless to say I was taken to a professional who corrected our mistake.
My point is this…if you see someone going in the wrong direction. If it looks like they are veering onto a path that will lead to heartache and pain. Warn them! Let them know you love them and don’t want to see them outside of God’s protection. Ask to pray with them! Do all that you can to show them God’s love, wisdom and patience.
They may not listen but it’s better than Green hair!