In sociology and psychology, self–esteem reflects a person’s overall subjective emotional evaluation of his or her own worth. It is a judgment of oneself as well as an attitude toward the self.
The dictionary defines self-worth as “the sense of one’s own value or worth as a person.” However, there are many ways for a person to value themselves and assess their worth as a human being, and some of these are more psychologically beneficial than others.
Why the question of self-worth? This comes about because of people I know that have some great abilities but to them they don’t know how to do anything. They feel they are no bodies. They feel shameful of themselves for whatever reason. I know of such a young man. He has a lot of talent but he sees himself as a failure. When he fails, his failure to him is great. He starts talking about how dumb I am and how worthless I am and how I would be better off dead and not get in the way of other people. Like him, there are many others out there that feel the same way.
I am here to let you know that you are worth a lot. You can accomplish great things if you allow yourself to fail every once in awhile. No one is perfect. The difference between success and failure is all subjective. What could mean a failure to me is a success to someone else. But even greater than this is how your creator feels about who you are. He loved you so much and thought you were worth enough to sacrifice His only son. To Him you are worth more than the finest gold. You’re royalty to Him. 1 Peter 2:9 ( But you are a chosen people, royal priests, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession. You were chosen to tell about the wonderful acts of God, who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.)
So don’t give up. Make your mark in this world. Know that you are loved and you can do whatever you set your mind to do. God has this to say about love, “God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son so that whoever believes in him may not be lost, but have eternal life.“ John 3:16 (NCV)
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