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Freedom from low self-esteem

A devotion on what God says about you

At some point, we all struggle with inferiority or low self-esteem in one or more areas of our lives. For some, it is a weapon that the enemy has used to keep you from your purpose. 

Until we see ourselves as God sees us, we are destined to feel inferior. We must understand and believe that how God looks at us is the true mirror of who we are! 

Our value doesn’t depend on how good we are, how we look, what other people think or the status we achieve in society or business, or even ministry. Our value is what God says our value is in his Word.  You do not have to stay in bondage any longer to the lies of the enemy. 
Here are three things to help set you free from the bondage of inferiority or low self-esteem:

  • Learn who you are in Christ. The word of God tells you who you are. Write down/print out 10 Scriptures and hang them where you can read them out loud to yourself every day.
  • Believe that God’s view of you is true by building your faith in him. Build your faith through consistently reading the Bible, praying regularly and sharing your faith daily in some way.
  • Change your words! Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity. We can choose to use this force with words of encouragement or with words of despair. Words have energy and power with the ability to heal, to harm, to humiliate or to humble.

“The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.” – Proverbs 18:21

Believe who God says you are. Be who he created you to be. Take hold of the opportunities he brings your way. Live in the abundance of his divine will and purpose. He has only the best in mind for you.

Written by Annette Chestnut, regional office manager for Buckner Children and Family Services in southeast Texas. 

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