HOW TO OVERCOME LOW SELF-ESTEEM (PART ONE)

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For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he. Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee. (Proverbs 23:7).

What is Low self-esteem?
Low self-esteem is a situation in which one lacks confidence and feels bad about oneself. People with low self-esteem often feel unlovable, awkward and incompetent.
Research has shown marked distinction between individuals with high and low self-esteem. For example, people with high self-esteem focus on growth and improvement, whereas people with low self-esteem focus on not making mistakes in life.

Low self-esteem has been shown to be correlated with a number of negative outcomes, such as depression (Silverstone & Salsali, 2003).
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Rosenberg and Owen (2001) offered the following description of lowly self-esteemed people. According to them, people with low self-esteem are more troubled by failure and tend to exaggerate events as being negative. For example, they often interpret non critical comments as critical; they are more likely to experience social anxiety and low levels of interpersonal confidence.

Characteristics of lowly self-esteemed people

Typically, a people with low self-esteem exhibit the following:
1. They are extremely critical of themselves.
2. They downplay or ignore their positive qualities.
3. They judge themselves to be inferior to their peers.
4. They use negative words to describe themselves such as stupid, fat, ugly or unlovable.
5. They have discussions with themselves (this is called ‘self talk’) that are always negative, critical and self blaming.
6. They assume that luck plays a large role in all their achievements and don’t take the credit for them.
7. They blame themselves when things go wrong instead of taking into account other things over which they have no control such as the actions of other people or economic forces.
8. They don’t believe a person who compliments them.

I lived in low self-esteem as a teenager. Most of my actions were to please people so they can accept me. I thought that when other people make me feel valuable then I will know that I am valuable. The truth is that my class mates, friends and even family members did not make me feel that I have any worth. I felt I was worthless and attempted suicide three times during my teenage years.

Building our self-worth is essential and healthy.
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When you look at the dust bin, you find containers which have been emptied of their contents; they have been used or the contents have expired. There is no value for the containers by their users. This is why they are kept in the dust bin,  unlike when they were useful.  They are now called waste products as they have served their purpose.
When you want to buy a product you don't look at the container. Though the container can be so attractive that it will create in you the desire to buy,  what  you  actually  need from the product is the satisfaction that the content gives. The content is more valuable than the container, and you pay more for the content than the container.

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This was my story. I  was like a container that never thought it was even attractive and did not know that the content in me was very valuable. I wanted people to approve my content as valuable and useful. The more I sought them, the more I became worthless before them and they were using me to build their worth.
I thought as a slave and not as a king, which I am. People where ready to make me their  slave, because I didn't know who I was...to be continued.

Dear reader, you are useful to humanity.What value are you adding to humanity? Are you a content or a container that is without value and is thrown away after  use? Your worth is revealed when you are living to fulfil purpose. A life without purpose is abused.

Think about your future and your destiny. Become the picture of the future you desire.
Our God is Love. He is a loving Father who is always willing and ready to Love us if only we allow Him by receiving his love and not live in worry.God my Father is loving. He is so in love with you dear. Stay in His love.

You can begin a relationship now with the lord Jesus Christ and experience His love for you by saying this prayer:
Lord Jesus Christ I acknowledge that I am a sinner. I believe in your death and resurrection. I ask you to forgive me my sins. I reject the devil and all his works and l welcome the Holy Spirit into my life. I declare today I am born again and I am a child of God in Jesus name .Amen .

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