Self-Esteem and Self-Confidence. Monday 3rd of August 2015 Written by Manashantii Updated on Wednesday 8th August 2018

Self-esteem and self-confidence are psychotherapy phrases. Self-esteem is the ability to constantly accept yourself and care for yourself. Self-esteem is the ability to possess unconditional positive regard of yourself. When you have self-esteem you are motivated to care for yourself in a nurturing way or nurturing manner. When you have self-esteem you love yourself unconditionally, regardless of what happens to you experientially. Another meaning for Self-esteem is Identity, self-worth, positive self-image, positive self-concept, self acceptance and unconditional love.

It is important to reflect on God’s image of us. Self exaltation and vain arrogance is not self esteem and is not in line with Christianity or the Holy Bible. Self value based upon your how much money you have saved, how attractive you are, the knowledge you possess or occupation and life achievements is pride and a false sense of worth.

Self-Confidence means you have faith in yourself. In Latin Con means With and Fide means Faith. When you are Confident you do things with faith.

Humility allows you to grow Spiritually. It is also the ability to forgive yourself. In Christian theory when you have Self-esteem you acknowledge that you are fearfully and wonderfully made by an Awesome God and you always be praise Him, you will be blessed. True Self-esteem is when your soul knows very well that the works and creations of God are marvelous.  Psalm 139. Psalm 139 v14 and Proverbs 14            Be humble and put your faith in God and exalt God not yourself. God is Holy and worthy of our praises. Put your faith in God, have confidence in God to help you with everything. God is wiser and stronger than you.

Excessive unrealistic false confidence is foolish illogical magical thinking which is entangled in false hope.

Excessive confidence can also be arrogance.

Christian self-esteem is much deeper than the psychiatric, psychology or psychotherapy viewpoint of self-esteem. As Christians our sins are forgiven by God due to Jesus’s sacrificial death on the cross. Jesus’s death paid for all our sins because it was the perfect sacrifice, one sacrifice paid for all. We are forgiven and loved by God. We are blessed with spiritual blessings and also blessed and freed from all curses.

True self esteem comes from a positive perception of God and understanding the true Spiritual image of God, by acknowledging and experiencing His qualities ; understanding God’s image of you which will then become your self concept. God is a healer and a provider. True self esteem is about your vision of your self and your image of God. Your Spiritual self esteem grows as you love God, love others and become reliant on God; tell the truth, have faith and trust in God. Trusting God’s love for you is self esteem. God is compassionate, gracious and merciful. Glory be the name of the LORD.

When our self-esteem is low we may have low self worth and negative self concept; we may do things which affects us in a fatal way, our thinking and body image may also be negatively viewed by ourselves.

 

2 Corinthians 12v9-10 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee : for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak then I am strong.

1 John 3v1 Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: thereforethe world knoweth us not, because it knew Him not.

Jeremiah 29v11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

Romans 8v35-39  Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution or famine, or nakedness, or peril or sword? 36As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. 37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him that loved us. 38. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 39. Nor height, nor depth, nor things to come,

John 3v16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosevwho believeth in Him should not perish,bu b have everlasting life.

Mark 12v30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.

Psalm 139 especially Psalm 139v14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.

 

 

 

Manashantii