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Self-esteem is about what — and whom — we identify with. It’s about how we feel about ourselves, and not what others think about us. Self-esteem is defined as a belief in oneself, or self-respect. Another definition says it is proper respect for oneself and one’s worth as a person.
How we view ourselves is important, and it will determine how we treat others as well. We are taught that we shouldn’t think too highly of ourselves, and we definitely don’t want to become conceited; but, on the other hand, we don’t want to demean ourselves to the point of self-loathing, either. We need to see ourselves as God’s creation — fearfully and wonderfully made.
We will make mistakes, but it’s healthy for us to like ourselves. We’re not perfect, and still need to work on things; but we shouldn’t allow the actions and speech of others to blind us to our own value and worth. Self-esteem is about how we view ourselves, so let’s begin to see ourselves in a better light, and not worry about our shortcomings — work on them, and acknowledge that we were created to be incredible!
Just a thought,
Published on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 @ 6:51 AM MDT
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