Do you ever question your worth? Low self-esteem is based on what you believe about yourself. You may have received negative messages from your parents, your friends, or spouse — which may have caused you to feel worthless. No matter the cause for your low self-esteem, God does not make junk. He places great value on you. In fact, He sent His Son to die for your sins because of His desire to know you and make you part of His family!
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There are false beliefs behind low self-worth:
- When I fail at something, I feel lousy about myself.
- When others don’t approve of me, I can’t seem to get over it.
- Sometimes it feels like I’ll never measure up.
- I’m so hopeless.
These beliefs are contrary to Scripture and will prevent your self-worth from growing. You must challenge these beliefs with God’s truth. Christ proclaims the following facts about who you are as His child, as His servant, and as His friend. When you are a Christian — someone who has trusted fully in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and repented from sin — you have a brand new identity in Christ!
Do you believe what Jesus says about you? Or do you believe the lies that cause low self-esteem?