Do you have low self-esteem? You’re not alone. Millions of people are afraid they’re not good enough, not smart enough, or not attractive enough.
What should you do about low self-esteem?
You’re told to keep reminding yourself that you’re special. You’re supposed to say repeatedly: “I am good enough. I am smart enough. I can do it!”
You can try to earn self-worth by losing weight, buying new clothes, or getting a new job.
You can look to other people to validate your worth. Perhaps your spouse, family or friends will fill in the gaps you feel.
Foundations for self-esteem based on externals cannot truly satisfy. They’re temporary–people move away or change loyalties. They’re insufficient–money cannot guarantee health. They’re illusory–what you want may not be what you need.
Real self-worth lies in God’s unchanging love for you. He exchanged his Son’s life for yours, forgiving all of your sins. The Bible says, “In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace” (Ephesians 1:7).
With God’s forgiveness comes unconditional acceptance. He loves you, in spite of your inadequacies.
Through God’s Son you have membership in his family. That means he cares for you daily. He hears your prayers. Your life begins to make sense, and you can look forward to a happy home in heaven.
Self-esteem is a reality through Jesus Christ.