Having low self-esteem can hinder you from receiving what God has in store for you. Such was the case of the children of Israel.
And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak which come of the giants, and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.(Numbers 13:33)
God had promised the children of Israel the land of Canaan, but when the twelve spies went out to scout the land, ten of them felt that entering the land was not worth it, because they saw the giants which drove fear into their hearts.They allowed the negatives to push aside the good and they forgot who their God was, the same God that brought them out of Egypt and gave them victory over their enemies. They forgot the miracles God did for them in the past and what He promised them. He was the one that would give them the power to conquer the land but they allowed all the negatives to choke out the word He gave to them.
They allowed fear to overtake them, fear of the giants in the land made them see themselves as nothing.They saw themselves as grasshoppers, and that's how they felt the giants saw them. As a man thinks in his heart so is he. They did not think that they were valuable or of any importance
They were a classic case of people suffering from low self-esteem, they were a complaining lot, they self criticized and criticized others. They lacked the drive and motivation to go ahead, they readily displayed their anger.They were argumentative and intolerant.
Low self-esteem affects all areas of your life. Everyone feels a little inferior at times but when it becomes intense and long lasting that is where the problem begins. Because these feelings build up over the years it is unrealistic to expect changes to come immediately, it will take time.
You have to start with your thinking, as a man thinks in his heart so is he. Change your mind set, come to the place where you begin to know your self worth, know who God says you are. We have been redeemed and given a new nature, so walk in it.
The Word of God is living and active. If you confess the Word of God over your heart and life, it will not return void. We encourage you to meditate on these confessions.
And I have put my words in thy mouth, and I have covered thee in the shadow of mine hand, that I may plant the heavens, and lay the foundations of the earth, and say unto Zion, Thou art my people. (Isaiah 51:16)
The Lord has put His words in my mouth therefore I shall be his mouthpiece, and because He covers me I shall not be afraid to speak.
- A Christian who loves to write about christian living, natural health and self improvement. I pray daily that the love and grace of God will be poured out through my life to others. I remind myself daily that whether or not I have "witnessed" I am still a witness in everything I do.