“…I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you.”Romans 12:3
Self-esteem and self-awareness are twin concerns that come up often for people of all ages in our culture. Though they seem to have become obsessions in many cases, neither concept is bad if we follow Paul’s injunction to use sober judgment through biblical faith.
The esteem we have of ourselves may arise from a proper understanding of how God has gifted each of us. Some of those gifts are much more public while others are exercised in the background. But sober judgment must be used for both. Your public, noticeable talent does not make you more valuable than someone else. Your behind-the- scenes talents are equally as important as those that are front and center. Don’t let Satan tell you, “you are unimportant” just because you aren’t broadcast prominently.
The way to come to a right understanding of your self- esteem is to know and believe how God esteems you. He formed you and planned your days before you were even born. He called you to Himself, and He gave His whole life because He knows how valuable you are.
Jesus calls us precious and honored in His sight. He was esteemed not at all, so that you might be esteemed most highly by Him.
Bible In A Year
- Judges 12-13
- Psalm 115
- 1 Corinthians 7