If you are a Christian with low self esteem then these Christian self esteem advice and tips will definitely help you.
I am going to share with you two of the most important things you need to know about how to overcome low self esteem as a Christian.
When I personally discovered these truths during my personal bible studies, it completely changed my life.
Let's be honest, even as a Christian who believes in God and the promises of God, and as someone who has the understanding that you are a child of God, there are just times when you just don't feel great about yourself.
Maybe your life isn't where you want it to be, maybe you haven't achieved certain things you hoped you would have achieved.
Maybe you are plagued by past failures and things that haven't worked out or maybe it's as a result of the negative things people have said about you.
It could even be due to past heart breaks and people that have used and disappointed you, or it might even be as a result of your background and where you come from.
Whatever your personal reason is, one thing is clear, even us Christians struggle with the issue of low self esteem, and you can rest assured that you are not the only person struggling with self esteem issues. You would be surprised that even those that seem to have it all together might even have it worse than you.
Although low self esteem is common among Christians, it is possible to overcome it, and overcome it you must, otherwise it will stop you from being able to fulfil Gods plan for your life and stop you from achieving the things God wants you to achieve.
1. Understand that almost everyone God used had low self esteem
There was a point in time in my life as a Christian where I wasn't too confident in myself, there were certain things I would feel God leading me to do, but I didn't have the confidence to pursue them because I wasn't sure of myself and my ability to accomplish the things God was asking me to do.
Then as I studied the bible, I began to notice a pattern, I started to notice that everybody God ever called or used had low self esteem and confidence issues, and like me, they all had excuses for why they didn't think they could do what God was telling them to do.
Moses didn't believe he could lead the Israelites out of Egypt and his excuse was that he didn't know how to talk, he lacked confidence in the area of communication.
Gideon also had low self esteem, he had the potential to deliver the nation of Israel but he saw himself as someone who was insignificant and whose background was nothing special. He was more or less ashamed of his family background because nobody from his family stood out as anything special.
What about King Saul? Saul's self esteem was so bad that he went and hid on the day he was to be crowned king over Israel.
Or should we use Jeremiah as an example, God saw in him a prophet who would be his mouth piece, but all Jeremiah saw in himself was an insignificant little child who nobody would listen to.
I could go on and on.
As I discovered this, I began to realise that God isn't really interested in our excuses because he see' in us what we don't see in ourselves.
Then I began to think to myself that, if God could use all these people who also lacked confidence and self esteem, then maybe he could use me after all and maybe I could accomplish those things he was telling me to do that I didn't think I was capable of.
So the first Christian self esteem advice I want to give you is that regardless of how incapable you feel, God can still use you and God is still interested in using you, because really, it's not about your ability, but it's about Gods ability through you. God Just needs you to be a willing vessel.
If God can use all those people we talked about with their issues, then he can certainly use you.
2. Christian self esteem is built when you see yourself the way God see' you
As a Christian, the key to having confidence and a healthy self esteem is to see yourself the way God see' you.
You must replace your negative self image with a Godly self image; you must begin to adopt the characteristics that the bible uses to describe you.
Many times we look down on ourselves simply because we dont see what God see', and therefore we think certain things are beyond our reach. We think we can never have our dream relationship because we dont feel attractive enough, we look at our present circumstances, the debt, the lack, the job dissatisfaction, etc and we conclude that we are nothing special.
Sometimes it might even feel like God has favourites, you know those people in church who just seem to have it all, they have a wonderful job, they are doing well financially, they have a lovely relationship, and everything just seems perfect for them and it feels like God has forgotten all about you.
The key to overcoming low self esteem as a christian is to see yourself the way God see' you and take your focus off the negative things in your life.
The laws of attraction says that what you focus on you will continue to attract. "As a man thinks in his heart so is he" If you want to attract the right things then you must focus on the right things. If you want to have a better self esteem, then you must focus on the things that God says about you.
What are some of the things God says about you that you can use to build your Christian self esteem?
There are loads but here are 4 of them just to get you going.
1. Royalty (I Peter 2:9) - so carry yourself as royalty, don't carry yourself like someone who is insignificant, carry yourself like a king or queen, like a child of the king of all kings, because that is who you are.
2. Wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14) - You are not ugly, you are beautiful, you are wonderfully made.
3. The apple of God's eye (Zechariah 2:8) - You are dear and special to God, he loves you, you are not unlovable
4. Someone who can do all things (Philippians 4:13) - You are not incapable, you are not useless, you have the ability to accomplish anything you want through Christ.
These are the things you must begin to believe about yourself, that is the key to a healthy Christian self esteem.
Remember what Paul wrote in the book of Romans chapter 12, to be transformed by the renewing of your mind, the issue of self esteem is a mind issue, and in order for you to have a healthy Christian self esteem, the process starts in your mind by thinking and believing what God's word says about you.
Here are a collection of books that have helped me to transform my mind to begin to see myself the way God see' me.
Action Point: Continue to build your Christian self esteem by going through the bible, listing more positive things that God says about you. Whenever you are not feeling great about yourself remind yourself of these things that you have discovered about who you truly are in Christ.
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