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Self-esteem

In attention, celebrity, Humility, low self-esteem, Pride, Proverbs, self-esteem on October 23, 2022 at 5:04 pm

I will most likely expound upon and expand this posting in the days to come. However, for now I want to propose some food for thought.

Proverbs 16:18

Pride goes before destruction,

And a haughty spirit before a fall.

Proverbs 22:4

By humility and the fear of the Lord

Are riches and honor and life.

I heard a lot of opinions about self-esteem this weekend. What if I were to tell you that low self-esteem or self-esteem issues are actually a form of pride? Psychology has a lot to say about self-esteem, but my question is being posed from a biblical worldview not a secular worldview. From a biblical perspective, can you see how low self-esteem is tied to pride?

Pride goes before a fall. When a person has self-esteem issues or low self-esteem they are continually faltering or failing, they are falling in whatever it is they are trying to do. One would say it was because they lacked confidence, their struggles with their self-esteem cause them to fail. I would say their pride causes them to fail.

Low self-esteem is a form of reverse pride. The focus is still entirely on oneself when someone is spending their time struggling and wrestling with their own self-worth, their on abilities, their own intellect, their on appearance, their own gifts and/or talents, whatever it might be… it is still ALL about them.

We live in a society that focuses far too much on what is right with themselves and what is wrong with themselves. Our whole society borders on being narcissistic. Selfies and sharing where you’re going, what you’re doing, what you’re eating… no one really cares. However, we live in a society where pride is so prevalent that people actually believe everybody cares about all this and that somehow having x number of followers on Twitter makes them a celebrity. For that matter a society who believes being a celebrity is actually a good thing. If you have ever lived in a fishbowl, you would think otherwise.

Attention, attention, attention, people want attention. The struggle with low self-esteem and self-esteem issues is still just another way to obtain attention.

Get past yourself, get your focus on God, your Savior Jesus, get your focus on others, stop worrying about what you can and cannot do or what you can or cannot be and do what God puts before you to do and be what God created you to be.

True humility is when we think no more or no less of ourselves than God does.

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Ephesians 4:11-16 NKJV

11And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, 12for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, 13till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; 14that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, 15but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ— 16from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.

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