Improving Self-Esteem

Who or what we trust in is vital for a successful, restful and reassuring life but it begins with a healthy self-esteem and self-confidence. Do we trust ourselves! By applying these principals your self-esteem will improve and a natural result will be a greater ability to trust in self, God and others.

 

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People who feel good about themselves generally are more confident and find it easier to trust.

  • Self-esteem - The holding of a good opinion of oneself.

  • Self-esteem - The feeling of pride in oneself.

  • Self-esteem - The quality of being worthy of esteem or respect.

 

From a psychiatric view of Self-Esteem.

 

  • Emotional Response - A generalised feeling about self that is positive. This is shaped by how you feel about yourself.  Result of Judgment - Intellect, social skills, appearance, co-ordination, speech, thought, experiences etc. A result of perceived judgments in these areas.
     

  • Good self-esteem leads to confidence and a greater ability to trust.
    Bad self-esteem is a recipe for suspicion and being miserable.
     

  • What is essential here is knowing God’s unconditional love!
    We need to know and feel His love.  We need to be in places where we feel His love. (Church, fellowship, people). Consider carefully EPHESIANS 3:16-19, ROMANS 5:1-5, 1 JOHN 3:1


4 AREAS WHERE SELF-ESTEEM CAN BE IMPROVED!

 

 

 

1. USE OF GOD GIVEN TALENTS - Colossians 3:23-24

 

Professor Dr Nicholas Elmer of the University of Surrey U.K:  “Among factors that appear to have a clearer effect on self-esteem are successes and failures”

 

Genesis 1:28 say’s that we are to fulfill 5 commands.


1. Be FRUITFUL (Not just in material things but fruit’s of the spirit too)
2. To MULTIPLY
3. To FILL
4. To SUBDUE
5. Have DOMINION

Psalm 37:4 “Delight yourself in the Lord” Serving the Lord at Church.

 

 

 

2. AFFIRMING RELATIONSHIPS - Hebrews 10:23-25

 

John Maxwell (Best Selling Author on Leadership & Relationships)
“We need to be in relationship with people on three levels for success in self”

 

a) PAUL (People who mentor us)
“The things which you have learned and received and heard and saw in me.
These do and the God of peace will be with you” Philippians 4:9

 

b) BARNABAS (People who walk with us and encourage us)
“...And encouraged them all that with purpose of heart they should continue with the Lord”
Acts 11:23

 

C) TIMOTHY (People who will can teach and encourage)
“And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses,
Commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also” 2 Timothy 2:2

 

 


3. LEARN TO THINK RIGHT - Romans 12:2

  • Gary Costello (Established belief system - people, circumstances & experiences)

  • Soul ties need to be broken if these areas have been negative.

  • Deliverance from evil spirit which may have gained access into our lives.

  • Consider carefully JOHN 8:31-26

 


4. LIFE IS A JOURNEY SO KEEP MOVING - Philippians 3:12-14

  • “The past cannot be changed but today you can make a decision
    which can effect your tomorrow” Gary Costello

  • Activate faith today be receiving Jesus Christ into your life and apply TRUST!

How desperate are you to move on in life? Consider…

  • Blind Bartemaius would never have seen if he hadn’t cried out.

  • Many who touched Him were made well - they reached out.

  • A woman would never have experienced the release of forgiveness if she hadn’t cleansed the feet of Jesus with her hair and tears.

  • Lazarus would not have be raised from the dead if his sister didn’t seek Jesus.


Conclusion:

 

By applying these principals your self-esteem will improve and a natural result will be a greater ability to trust in self, God and others.