How do you see yourself?
There are many men and women today who do not live up to their God-given potential. They have the talent; they have the skills; but they do not do anything with them. They are aware of what they have, but they don’t have the courage to step out and use them.
Now, ask yourself, are you one of these people?
If your answer is yes, what is stopping you from going out and using your talent or skill to better your life?
Some people have the talent, skill, or even the resources or connections to do great things. But what’s holding them back is a negative self image.
A negative self image is the same thing as having a low self esteem. When you have a negative self image, you tend to be too hard on yourself. You choose to overlook the positive qualities that you have and focus instead on your weaknesses and shortcomings.
People who have this type of self image do not know or have forgotten who they are in Christ. The Bible says:
“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.”
– Genesis 1:27
“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.”
We were created by God in His image and likeness. That alone should give us confidence in what we are truly worth.
We are worth more than what we think, what other people think, or what society thinks. Our poor self image simply tricks us into thinking we are incapable of doing things that will make a difference. God has placed within us the power to improve our lives through the talents and skills that we have. Don’t allow your poor self image to deter you from your true destiny!