Good evening everyone,
I am so sorry I was totally absent yesterday, my sincerest apologies! Yesterday was an absolutely busy day for me but I have prayed that God will give me the strength and the time to post every day. I’ve been led to talk about self esteem today! I actually wrote down the topic on Monday but it’s been on my mind since Sunday but no words written down or collated but I just pray that God gives me the wisdom and sends the message He wants to convey successfully!
On Sunday, I spent two hours speaking to a young lady who needed some “counsel”, she revealed certain things that pained me. I was led to speak to her about her self esteem. This is someone who is a Christian but had sold her body to no less than fifteen people in the past year, she had subjected her body and mind to so much torture!
Her situation was no different to a lot of women’s; she did it for money!! But I know women who have been in similar situations and would never in a million years go to the extent of selling their bodies just because they were “above that”; so, they would rather starve. Many a time, it has nothing to do with their faith because many of them actually are unsaved but they just have this perspective about their life and their body!!Self esteem!
I do understand that many of us have been told that “You’re worthless! Nobody wants you, you will never amount to anything etc”. I am here to tell you today that no matter what you’ve been told or what you’ve been subjected to in your childhood, adolescence or even right now, you are a child of God! A child of the most high God! You are a princess of Zion! An heir to the Kingdom of life, oh do you understand what I am saying?
Why do we let ourselves be physically abused, beat and cheated on and used! Why can’t we say no to fornication. Why do we allow people to verbally and emotionally abuse us? Why do we start to say “he cheats but all men cheat, he beats me but he loves me”. Do you know that President Obama’s daughter can not be subjected to such? No sane man or woman would dare to even insult her talk less of sexually or physically abuse her! Why? Not because of her but because of her father! Do you also know that because of who her father is, no matter where she goes, she has a spring in her step, she’s confident and will not let anyone treat her like dirt. If that is the poised and esteemed way, a president’s daughter carries herself, how much more YOU? YOU!! Yes YOU!! Your Father is not only a King but the King of all Kings! Not only that but he is the maker of the Heavens and the Earth! All that we see belongs to Him! He’s not only the richest, most superior, but the most highly exalted King!! Why not act like the princess that you are?
The truth is that no matter what anyone called Maliah Obama five years ago, no matter what happened in the past, she is no longer that ordinary girl! She is now the daughter of a President; as such she carries herself a lot more different and nobody; no sane person will attempt to hurt her because that will be their downfall.
Oh, is someone getting what I am saying? If Maliah Obama will not let herself be used, abused, beaten or cheated on? Why should YOU? Do you know who your Father is? Another example is Kate Middleton who wasn’t even born a Princess. She married the grandchild of the queen but look at her demeanour, she doesn’t get her confidence from wearing indecent clothes. She doesn’t rummage the streets drunk, high on drugs or a victim of spousal abuse!
It’s the same thing with Prince William; the grand son of the Queen, he will not indulge in spousal abuse, sexual abuse or drug abuse because he is a representative of the British Royal Family and he has a healthy self esteem.
What I am trying to say simply is
1- We are children of the most High God, He sent His only son to die for us, His precious blood was shed for us, there is no greater price. Your salvation was purchased by His blood, don’t you feel important? You may not be important to “them”, but to God you were, you are and forever will be! Only the counsel of God shall stand! He said the following-
Genesis 1:27- So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.
Jermiah 29:11- For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.
Romans 8:32- He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?
John 3:16- For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.
So, If the King of all Kings said He made you in His own image, sent His son to die for you, why then do you focus on the past hurt and bad words that were pronounced on you? Why believe the world, why not believe the word of God? God loves you, he paid a heavy price for you. You are a Prince or Princess of ZION!! Forget your past and the former labels, take them off and see yourself as God sees you!! Do not be haughty or proud; be humble but have a healthy self esteem.
2) Secondly, now that you have a good self esteem and realise you are an heir to the Kingdom, realise that you are a representative of the Kingdom! Carry yourself with poise and confidence, treat your body like the temple that it is- forget the cigarettes, drugs, gluttony, fornication and all the other destructive habits! Take care of your body, your mind and your spirit man! For many people, the only Bible they will ever read is your life; make it worth the read! Convey the love of Christ to your family, friends, colleagues and everyone you come across! Be a good ambassador of the Kingdom; knowing that you are being watched at all times!
Please apply these steps
First, as a believer, I must know myself to be chosen by God and, therefore, as precious to God. God has loved me from eternity.
Second, as a believer, I must know myself as redeemed, not with silver or gold, but with the precious blood of God’s own Son in our flesh, and, therefore, as precious to the Lord Jesus Christ.
Third, as a believer, I know myself as regenerated and indwelt by the Holy Spirit. I am, therefore, a new creature in Christ. I possess the life of the risen Jesus Christ Himself. I am the temple of God.The image of God bas been restored in me.
Fourth, as a believer, I am justified by faith and, therefore, am accepted of God. I am not guilty; and I am not worthy of hell or of any condemnation.
Is self-esteem proper for a Christian? Yes and it is important. But it must be the self-esteem that the gospel gives. And the way to have this self-esteem is always to be believing the gospel.
Proper self-esteem is important. The Bible gives us this self-esteem. The Bible calls us elect. The Bible assures us of our redemption. The Bible reminds us that we are children of God with an excellent walk in the midst of the ugliness and shamefulness of the world. The Bible wants us to know that we are different from the corrupt and God-denying world and that our walk is different from that dark walk. Besides, if one lacks this proper self-esteem, he or she will be swallowed up in doubt, in self-hatred, and in fear, so that his or her Christian life is crippled, if it is not hindered altogether.
I pray this has blessed you and you now see yourself as what God sees you as. AMEN. God bless you.
Ladies, in the UK, don’t miss out on the “Uncommon Woman Conference”…You are an uncommon woman; let your self esteem mirror that. See you there!