When you dedicated your life to God, your value and identity became rooted in your relationship with Him. You were born into God’s royal family! From your first day until now, your value has been solidly, permanently established as a child of the King of all creation. (Read I John 3:1.)
The first problem with rating self-esteem is that for a Christian, the concept itself is twisted. Our esteem (our worth) is not in self at all. It is in God and His love for us. If Jesus esteemed (valued, approved, or prized) our worth as the price He paid for us—brutal beatings, false accusations, betrayal, crucifixion, His own life—we can know without a doubt we are of enormous value to God.Our esteem (our worth) is not in self at all. It is in God and His love for us. Click To Tweet
As a Child of God, We Are Complete in Him
Not only are we of great value to God, Colossians 2:10 says we are complete in Him. Everyone has some type of flaw, some place we feel we don’t measure up, with some more obvious than others. There will always be someone smarter, prettier, more talented, more popular, from a better background—and the list goes on. We must learn to be comfortable living in our own skin, and realize God made us the way He wanted us to be.
Moments of self-doubt are part of everyone’s life. Everyone has areas in which they feel inadequate or that they just don’t measure up. But when, through faith, we have a healthy God-esteem, we can walk with confidence. God-esteem is an awareness that all our worth and abilities come from the one who made us. “Not that we are adequate in ourselves to consider anything as coming from ourselves, but our adequacy is from God” (II Corinthians 3:5, NASB).
You are a child of God! Prayerfully ask Him to help you overcome your feelings of inadequacy and know He is with you in all situations.
*Adapted from The Girl in the Dress
Resources and Links
The Girl in the Dress – a book about the importance and beauty of holiness. The Girl in the Dress helps us to realize why it is important to take a stand in today’s world on modesty and purity. The authors take an excellent approach concerning the way the Bible teaches us to walk, talk, and dress.