Repairing Self Esteem, Part 1
Almost every single one of us will feel inadequate or suffer from low self-esteem at some point in our adult lives. Maybe there's a responsibility that you've been given at work that you feel incapable of taking on, despite possessing the necessary skills and experience, or maybe you're insecure about your ability to be a good friend or parent, even though to everyone else you're doing a great job. Whatever it is, it can play on your mind and cause you to misinterpret your worth. Low self-esteem can also affect you when you overly focus on things you lack. When these thoughts cross your mind it's important to remind yourself that God sees you differently to the way the world does, and to Him you are worth so much that He gave His only Son to save you.
Prayers and Devotionals for Self Esteem
I need your help within my life. I desire to give myself each day the grace that comes from Christ. I do not stumble to forgive, or care for those in need, I find I love to serve and learn, and have willing hands and feet. I love all those around me and encourage them each day, In all they ever could be, I see them with heavens gaze. And yet I fear I stumble when looking at myself, I often wish that somehow I could be someone else. I criticize and scrutinize each aspect within me, And tend to find so many reasons to reject the one I see. From every aspect of my thoughts, I find that I compare Myself to others, cleverer, or more talented or fair. And once I've finished putting myself down in every way, I sense my spirit failing, and then lock myself away. Yet I know that if I start to place those feelings in your grace, I find I forgive my failings and give thanks for each new day. My spirit grows much lighter, I open eyes to see, The joy of being human when you stand so close to me. The journey that I travel is the adventure you began, The miracle of love and grace that I hold in my hands.