DEVELOPING A HEALTHY SELF-WORTH

DEVELOPING A HEALTHY SELF-WORTH

Dear Reader,

It is with joy I write to you on this sensitive subject Developing a Healthy Self-Worth with the intention of unveiling what humility truly means and it will inspire you to be humble and still maintain your worth. I will love you to get glued to this piece as I further buttress this subject.

Humility is the only access to God’s grace. Grace empowers you to conduct yourself appropriately with godly sincerity in today’s world. When the grace of God is actively at work in your life, it will free you from a life of arrogance and pride, which is the opposite of humility.

True humility produces joy. If you lack joy, you have a counterfeit humility. Pride grumbles at everything, but humility can joyfully receive life as a gift. it is possible to deceive people by looking humble outwardly but God cannot be mocked. Humility starts from within; it has its roots deep inside. Humility is primarily between Man and God; it always finds expression in man’s relationship with other people as well.

Humility is not hiding what you can do or hating who you are. It’s the joy of thinking about yourself less, more about Jesus, building more for others to live. You get it backwards when you think humility is an impossible burden, but in reality it is as light as a feather. It is pride that makes life a humility brings out the colour in you.  Why do you get this wrong? Thinking that being humble means belittling, hating and being the less of what God created you to be.

Humility is not self-hatred, self-neglect, or self-punishment. The Bible in 1 John 4:21 never says, hate yourself; instead love your neighbour. And this commandment we have from him, that he who loveth God love his brother also. It says Love your neighbour as yourself. Self-hatred is actually sinful, no less than hatred for others (just as suicide is a form of murder).it’s not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less. But there is a way to take care of yourself, to genuinely have regard for yourself, that is healthy and makes you more useful to others. As I often say in counseling situations, true self-care is not selfish.

Many in our society struggle with a sense of shame, inferiority, and a lack of self-worth. We must sharply distinguish such feelings from the goal of humility. Whatever else humility will require of you, it will never rob you of your dignity as an image-bearer of God. Humble people do not regard their own existence as evil.

The Bible gave the ultimate picture of humility: Jesus, being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross (Philippians 2:8 Paraphrased).  No one ever humbled himself more than Jesus yet that did not depict he hated himself but knew the importance of giving himself for the redemption of the world and in turn was glorified. 

Even for Jesus, humility was the pathway to joy Hebrews 12:2  Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

 

If we would like to grow in humility, the place to start is at the cross. Christ’s humiliation is the death of all ego and pride. There is no room for pride before the crucified Saviour. And His exaltation gives us a greater glory to live for Him and others than our own. If you are yet to be born again in order to get rid of pride, hate and inferiority complex and sign up for humility, Godly self-worth you need to say this prayer in faith:

 Dear Lord Jesus Christ, I come to You today. I am a sinner. Forgive me my sins and cleanse me with Your Blood. I accept You as my Lord and Saviour. Make me a child of God today. Thank You for delivering me from sin and satan to serve the living God and thank You for accepting me into Your Kingdom.

Congratulations! If you prayed this simple prayer of faith with me, you are now born again and a child of God. He loves you and will never leave you. Read your Bible daily, obey God’s Word and seek Christian fellowship (John 14:21). You are guaranteed the understanding of who you are in Jesus’ Name! Call or write to share your testimonies with me through oyedepofaitha@gmail.com 07026385437 OR 08141320204.

For more insight, these books authored by me are available at the Dominion Bookstores in all Living Faith Churches and other leading Christian bookstoresSingle With A Difference, Make your Life Count, A Living Witness and Growing in Grace.

 

 

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