Why the term Self-Esteem is no
The Way we Measure it
By far the majority of people use a light-switch type of
measure- it’s either off or on. There is nothing in
They started thinking of their self-esteem as either high
or low, good or bad, healthy or unhealthy.
This is where what started as a good idea, started to go
As human beings, made in the image of God, we are far
more than something which is either good or bad, high
We are incredibly complex and marvellously designed beings with an immense
array of talents, attributes, skills, characteristics and potential. No other species is
endowed with all of the attributes of humanity. We are very special.
The ultimate definition of humanity is that
we are made in the image of God.
This means that we not only bear physical resemblance to Him, but we are made
with nearly all of the same characteristics that He has, in smaller amounts of
course. How can we truly even begin to appreciate that?
To describe ourselves or anyone else for that matter, as either good or
bad is a clear indication that we have no idea what humanity really is.
There are Dire Consequences for
holding an incorrect belief about our
If we see ourselves with low self-esteem then the whole of our
life fails to have credibility or value.
As Nathaniel Branden said above, the value we place upon
ourselves, determines how we live.
There are countless numbers of people all around us that live their lives as
merely existing, simply because they have labelled themselves as having low self-
esteem. Trudging through their days bowed down under the heavy weight they
carry of disliking who they are.
Do you really want to set the direction of your
whole life based on a single value?
The term Self-Esteem has no credibility with us and it is not in our personal
dictionary, and we recommend that neither should it be in yours. Your identity
and value are far too important to be flippant about it.
Understanding who you are begins with
rethinking about yourself in an entirely new
and different way.
It’s about discovering the meaning behind two entirely different words….. Identity
There is a far better way of seeing ourselves
and it is not hard to understand.
… explore the possibilities
that we are
made in the
image of God.
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