“You’re never going to amount to anything.”
“I don’t want you on my team. Get to the back of the line.”
“You’re a nobody.”
These are hurtful words most of us have heard at one point or another. They’re hard to overcome, especially when they’re spoken at a young age. It affects our self-esteem and can carry on into our adulthood. So how do we stop it? Here are some thoughts.
Take a peek at God’s servants in the Bible. Moses didn’t think he was worthy of leading the Israelites out of Egypt. Look at what he accomplished when he put his trust in God. David took a stone and a slingshot to a sword fight. Goliath towered over him, but David still overcame. He was labeled as a “man after God’s own heart.” Just think what we can achieve if we put our total trust in Him!
Surrender our feelings of inadequacy over to God. I know. Easier said than done. Believe me, I’ve suffered a lot of self-esteem issues in different periods of my life. Circumstances can sometimes dictate whether our confidence goes up or down. We need to allow God to heal our hearts through it all. Surrender to Him.
Remember we’re not alone. We only need to look around us to discover that others are going through the same thing. It’s comforting to know we can reach out for help. A listening ear is always therapeutic. How about we lend ours and not stay in our isolation? We can get through this together.
Through it all, sharing that Jesus is Lord is the most important thing. He rescued us and has put a song in our hearts. We have a purpose and it’s to give God glory.
That’s right. We’re a somebody. Not a nobody.
And Jesus chose us.
Genesis 1:27 (VOICE)
So God did just that. He created humanity in His image, created them male and female.