Self-esteem and confidence are needed qualities in God’s service.
And that’s because the devil could easily manipulate our subconscious into thinking we are not perfectly created.
I grew up in a neighborhood where everyone thinks so much of themselves.
They say one thing hoping that you will be demoralized and ashamed of yourself.
But the truth is, no one has the ability to make you lose confidence in yourself.
Thankfully, there are many inspiring scriptures about self-esteem and worth.
The English dictionary defined self-worth as “confidence in one’s own worth or abilities; self-respect.”
In other words, loving yourself the way you are and respecting your actions.
But what does the bible say about self-esteem and confidence?
In simple terms, the bible defines self-esteem as loving and accepting yourself the way God has created you.
God has given each of us unique abilities and physical attributes.
We are created in his image and after His likeness.
We have been created by the only powerful and perfect being on earth.
In other words, we are perfectly made by God.
If anyone thinks you are not great, either because of your looks or abilities, he is ignorant.
I have put together bible verses about self-esteem and self-worth to inspire you to love yourself more.
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Bible verses about self-worth
Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals,[a] and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”
The bottom Line
It doesn’t make sense to believe that God has not blessed you.
God has created you, from the beginning, in his own image.
He has perfectly blended your genes into someone unique that you are.
The truth is, people will try to humiliate you for how you look.
Or say words to make you unhappy or feel less of yourself.
But the truth is, God could not have made a mistake in your creation.
I have come to realize that we are who we say we are.
If we understand that God has perfectly made us, we carry ourselves in that manner.
We become more confident in who we are and not scared to mingle with others.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
The bottom Line
What point does it make when others think you are not beautiful.
Or what point does it make when you feel less of yourself.
From the beginning, God has beautifully made you.
He has carefully created you to be beautiful and confident.
He hasn’t made you ugly or timid.
He hasn’t made you less confident in yourself.
So, you need to start seeing yourself the way God sees you.
He sees you as a god that he has perfectly made.
So, ignore everything anyone says about you.
Try to think about yourself as a perfect being and be less concerned about what others say.
I have known that people only try to belittle others because they are entirely ignorant.
If God says you are beautiful, there is no reason to think otherwise.
2 Timothy 1:7
For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.
The bottom Line
In the early phases of my life, I struggled with my looks.
Somewhere in my heart, I told myself, “I don’t look good enough.”
I look at others and compare them with myself.
In the end, I say to myself, “I don’t look as good as they look.”
But you will be surprised how others look up to you in their mind.
They wish that they had one or two qualities you don’t appreciate.
I understand that if you are timid, you may quickly lose your confidence.
When the Holy Spirit comes upon you, fear is replaced with love.
God’s love is not fear or cowardice.
When it comes upon you, you begin to love yourself the way you are.
1 Timothy 6:6-12
But godliness with contentment is great gain. 7 For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. 8 But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that.
The bottom Line
In my experience, we quickly lose confidence when we are not contented enough.
“I don’t look beautiful,” or “I have added some weight and look ugly.”
If you do not appreciate who you are, no one else would.
We must learn to appreciate ourselves the way we are.
Self-esteem is accepting who God says you are.
And not just that, believing you can serve Him joyously, despite other people’s opinions.
I felt I wasn’t a handsome guy in the past, and I could quickly look down at myself.
But I was wrong.
Most of my friends wish they had my qualities.
Look at yourself and be contented with your qualities.
If you don’t respect and love yourself, no one will.
And I saw that all toil and all achievement spring from one person’s envy of another. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind.
The bottom Line
Besides being content, we must learn to see others as equals.
Unquestionably, God has blessed each of us with unique attributes.
But don’t be envious of them because you will quickly lose confidence in yourself.
Instead, keep thanking God for all the qualities you have.
Learn to develop your skills and improve yourself.
When you are more concerned about how others look, you will lose confidence in yourself.
No one can create a strand of hair on your body.
Therefore, they have no right to look down on you.
Be courageous and bold, for God has perfectly created you.
More bible verses about self-esteem
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.”
Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and will rescue you,” declares the Lord.
1 John 4:18
There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.
“But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord,
whose confidence is in him.
Though an army besiege me,
my heart will not fear;
though war break out against me,
even then I will be confident.
I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. 13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves,
1 Corinthians 6:20
you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.
Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.
But now, this is what the Lord says—
he who created you, Jacob,
he who formed you, Israel:
“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;
I have summoned you by name; you are mine.