Ignore your low self-esteem – look to God

Conquer low self-esteemIt is a common problem in our world today that people suffer from low self-esteem. That is so unfortunate as they miss out on a whole lot of great stuff and good opportunities. Just imagine getting the chance to do something great (a new job offer, new task in church, promotion chance or whatever), but due to their minority complex you feel incompetent and refuse to take a next step, and rather stay at the safe point where you are currently at.

In the Bible we have a similar event in the Book of Judges. The Israelites were oppressed and cried out to God for help. God found a man, Gideon, and said to him: “Go in your might, and you shall save Israel from the hand of the Midianites. Have I not sent you?

Some people would simply accept, and go for it. However Gideon had low self-esteem, a minority complex, and due to this his reply was: “O, my Lord, with what shall I save Israel? Behold, my family is poor in Manasseh, and I am the least in my father’s house.

Gideon felt unable to deal with such an opportunity. He blamed his family and blamed his background. We often find excuses when getting a new chance, but instead we need to look in the right direction, towards God. He is the one that makes us capable of things we might be incapable of doing. When he is with us the challenge can never be too big. You might not be perfect in all things, you might have bad sides and problems – but do not let your minority complex limit your life. Tear the walls down, and start living life the way it is meant to be lived! Gods answer to Gideon was: “Surely, I will be with you, and you shall strike the Midianites as one man”. If God is with us, then we can do it. You can do it! If you need to, humble yourself before God, and ask him to help you with your life at where you are at today.

If God asks us to do more than is in our power, He makes up the deficiency. We do what we can and God does what we can’t.” (Reinhard Bonnke)

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