“23 Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.”
Today I was listening to Andrew Womack ministries. He was talking bout this very thing.
In our current culture self-esteem is a center point of raising our children. We give participation awards out so everyone is a winner. Is this bad? I don’t know. I see it both ways. What I do know is if my help comes from believing in me, I am lost. I can be having a “great day “ and the next thing you know I’m messing up again. If my help comes from me, YUCK! I can try and try, but I always fall short. If I relied on my own behavior and accomplishments to feel good, I would be destined to intense failure. No matter how good I am, I am still bad. When I start picking myself apart, and feel the deserved low esteem attacking me, I try to STOP and remember I am a beautiful child of God. I am made beautiful because of what Jesus Christ did for me, not because of what I do or fail to do. He takes the bad and works it out for good. Sometimes I make good decisions and often I make bad ones, but when I have God esteem, thinking of myself as made right and forgive through Jesus. I have internal desire and strength to keep on keeping on, in a God focused direction. This keeps me healthy.
Be fit and be blessed,
“28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[a] have been called according to his purpose.”