Feb 1, 2012

You're Worth So Much More Than That

Many are called, but few are chosen. Matthew 22:14

Sometimes we're the last to recognize God's anointing on our life and just how special we are.

As a believer in Christ, we are justified by faith and, therefore, are accepted by God.

Accept compliments with a simple 'thank you', instead of 'Oh, it was nothing.' When you reject a compliment, the message you give yourself is that you are not worthy of praise. We all know that it's God who works through us, but it still takes a willing vessel.

Use positive affirmations to enhance your self-esteem. Write them down if you have to, and repeat the statements several times during the day, especially at night before going to bed and after getting up in the morning. Whenever you say the affirmation, allow yourself to experience positive feelings about your statement.

Be careful of what you watch, listen to, and say. Whatever material you allow to dominate your mind will eventually take root and affect your behavior.

Everyone fails every now and then ... allow yourself time to change. Don't be too hard on yourself.

The Lord upholds all those that fall, and raises up all those that are bowed down. Psalm 145:14

Stop comparing yourself to other people and putting yourself down. You can't have an appropriate image of yourself as long as you repeat negative phrases about yourself and your abilities ... God made you special.

You're worth so much more than that.

Examples of positive confessions:

I like myself.
I accept myself.
God accepts me.
I am a friend of God.
I am valuable.
I'm a lovable person.
God is for me.
I have a lot to offer.
I am special to God.
Nothing can separate me from God's love.

Prayer: Father, I pray that You help us to see ourselves as You see us ... precious in Your sight. Reveal to us just how special we are and how much You love us. In Jesus' name, amen.