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Friday, December 16, 2011

Newsletter on Low Self-Esteem

       

         

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Lesson: #24
December/2011


God Loves Us!


Hello Brian,
Greetings in the Name of Christ!
This is the 24th lesson taken from my book entitled: "Godly Counsel." Today's newsletter focuses on the topic of low self-esteem. In this lesson, you will get a glimpse of how God views you. It may be very different to the way you see yourself.
Please Pass This Newsletter On To Your Friends!
God Bless,
Brian
P.S.: Download a PDF version of this book chapter:
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Lesson 23
Self-Esteem, Low
"The Spirit of God has made me; the breath
of the Almighty gives me life."
(Job 33:4)
Self-Esteem: the appraised value or worth of oneself
Despite biblical evidence to the contrary, many Christians have extremely low self-esteem. They have listened to the lies that the world has taught them, and believe they are dumb, ugly, unim­portant, worthless, etc. The Bible paints an entirely different view of Christians.
As Christians, it is important to realize that we are extremely valuable in God's eyes. Understanding who you are in Christ can be critically important to a mentally healthy life. The fol­lowing is a partial list of Scriptures that relate to your value and worth in the sight of God.

WHO I AM

I am a Child of God
You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus.
(Galatians 3:26)

Yet to all who received him [Jesus Christ], to those who
believed in his name, he gave the right to
become children of God.
(John 1:12)

And by him we cry, "Abba, Father." The Spirit testifies
with our spirit that we are God's children.
(Romans 8:15-16)

I AM MADE IN GOD'S IMAGE
So God created man in his own image,
in the image of God he created him;
male and female he created them.
(Genesis 1:27)

I AM GOD'S TEMPLE
Don't you know that you yourselves are God's temple
and that God's Spirit lives in you?
(1 Corinthians 3:16)

I AM A WONDERFUL HAND-MADE
CREATION OF GOD
For you created my inmost being; you knit me
together in my mother's womb.
(Psalm 139:13)
I praise you because I am fearfully and
wonderfully made.
(Psalm 139:14)

I AM ONLY "A LITTLE LOWER
THAN THE HEAVENLY BEINGS"
You made him [man] a little lower than
the heavenly beings and crowned
him with glory and honor.
(Psalm 8:5)

I AM CHRIST'S AMBASSADOR
ON EARTH

We are therefore Christ's ambassadors, as though
God were making his appeal through us.
(2 Corinthians 5:20)
As God's fellow workers, we urge you not
to receive God's grace in vain.
(2 Corinthians 6:1)

I AM A CITIZEN OF HEAVEN
But our citizenship is in heaven. And we
eagerly await a Savior from there,
the Lord Jesus Christ.
(Philippians 3:20)

I AM A NEW CREATION
IN CHRIST
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new
creation; the old has gone, the new has come!
(2 Corinthians 5:17)

I AM BEING TRANSFORMED INTO
CHRIST'S LIKENESS
And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord's glory,
are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing
glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.
(2 Corinthians 3:18)

And just as we have borne the likeness of the earthly man,
so shall we bear the likeness of the man from heaven.
(1 Corinthians 15:49)

In this way, love is made complete among us so that
we will have confidence on the day of judgment,
because in this world we are like him.
(1 John 4:17)

I AM GOD'S WORKMANSHIP
For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus
to do good works, which God prepared
in advance for us to do.
(Ephesians 2:10)

I AM CHRIST'S FRIEND
I no longer call you servants...Instead, I have called
you friends, for everything that I learned from
my Father I have made known to you.
(John 15:15)

I HAVE BEEN CHOSEN BY GOD
You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go
and bear fruit-fruit that will last. Then the father will give
you whatever you ask in my name.
(John 15:16)

He appointed us, set his seal of ownership on us,
and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit,
guaranteeing what is to come.
(2 Corinthians 1:21-22)

I AM A SAINT
Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God,
To the saints in Ephesus, the
faithful in Christ Jesus.
(Ephesians 1:1)

I AM A MEMBER OF CHRIST'S BODY
Now you are the body of Christ, and
each one of you is a part of it.
(1 Corinthians 12:27)

I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains
in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit.
(John 15:5)

GOD LISTENS TO MY PRAYERS
This is the confidence we have in approaching God:
that if we ask anything according to
his will, he hears us.
(1 John 5:14)

I tell you the truth, my Father will give you
whatever you ask in my name.
(John 16:23)

I AM AN HEIR TO THE
KINGDOM OF GOD
Now if we are children, then we are heirs-heirs of God
and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share
in his sufferings in order that we
may also share in his glory.
(Romans 8:17)

Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal,
the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing
our inheritance until the redemption of those who are
God's possession-to the praise of his glory.
(Ephesians 1:13-14)

I AM STRONG IN CHRIST
I can do everything through him [Christ]
who gives me strength.
(Philippians 4:13)

CHRIST DIED FOR ME
But God demonstrates his own love for us
in this: While we were still sinners,
Christ died for us.
(Romans 5:8)

I AM FORGIVEN
Blessed is the man whose sin the Lord will
never count against him.
(Romans 4:8)

So if the Son sets you free [from sin],
you will be free indeed.
(John 8:36)

I AM FREE OF CONDEMNATION
Therefore, there is now no condemnation
for those who are in Christ Jesus.
(Romans 8:1)

THE HOLY SPIRIT LIVES IN ME
God has poured out his love into our hearts
by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.
(Romans 5:5)

The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing.
(John 6:63)

I AM RIGHTEOUS, BLAMELESS,
AND HOLY BEFORE GOD
Christ is the end of the law so that there may be
righteousness for everyone who believes.
(Romans 10:4)

But if Christ is in you, your body is dead because of sin,
yet your spirit is alive because of righteousness.
(Romans 8:10)

But now that you have been set free from sin and
have become slaves to God, the benefit you reap
leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life.
(Romans 6:22)

For he chose us in him before the creation
of the world to be holy and blameless
in his sight.
(Ephesians 1:4)

I AM LOVED BY GOD
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son,
that whoever believes in him shall not perish
but have eternal life.
(John 3:16)

This is love: not that we loved God, but the he loved us
and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.
(1 John 4:10)

I CANNOT BE SEPARATED FROM
GOD'S LOVE
For I am convinced that neither death nor life,
neither angels nor demons, neither the present
nor the future, nor any powers, neither height
nor depth, nor anything else in all creation,
will be able to separate us from the love of
God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
(Romans 8:38-39)