Develop Self Esteem Through God

There is a form of self-esteem that is based on an understanding of who God is and a person's relationship with God. Here is how to develop self-esteem depending on God. This approach is centered on Jesus Christ. The world may suggest other paths to self esteem such as career, social status, education, appearance and wealth, but this path is based on the goodness of Jesus Christ. Prove God is real. Find yourself in Him and bless the whole world with God's Love.


  1. Begin a study of the scriptures. Start with the New Testament, the book of John.
    • Also study the Old Testament. These are records of God's dealings with the men and women on earth and the prophecies he sent through prophets.
  2. Look for evidence, as you study, that you are a child of God. Look also for evidence that God is; creator, righteous, holy, loving, good, and not capable of any evil.
    • Look for writings that show God's love for his children, a love that mirrors and transcends the love a parent has for a child. This will provide you with the theoretical knowledge to support your self-esteem. Knowing that your true self is connected to the fact that God created you and loves you even though you are a sinner, provides true confidence. You can know that you are truly loved unconditionally, which is a good way to gain esteem and confidence.
  3. Begin renewing your mind, actions and thoughts to reflect the things you've studied (put on the new man, and all of the armor of God) as you are converted by God and are born again. These are the things that God has asked his children to do in order to serve him. God also knows that when one lives life the way He's prescribed for us, by obeying his commands, that person will be living life in the most abundant way possible. In his love, he has given you guidance to achieve this.
  4. Call upon God in prayer, in the name of Jesus Christ. You can even use those words: " the name of Jesus Christ". As you seek to follow Christ, he will change you. If you turn away from sin and accept that Christ died on the cross and rose again to save you from eternal separation from God, then the Holy Spirit will regenerate you and make you into a new person. Both prayer and the Holy Spirit encouraged life-changes will give you the knowledge to increase your self-esteem.
  5. Notice that God will be with you when you come across obstacles in your life that will be impossible to overcome, "all by yourself".
  6. Cherish the moment: It won't matter what others think about you, what they say, or what you can and can't do. You will feel good about yourself because you will know how much Jesus Christ loves you. It is a feeling you won't get anywhere else.
  7. Live for God, when it's all done: remember, if you are a Christian, you are living in the world, but you are not "of" the world.
    • The rules of world's peoples, their esteem, their clothing, everything of theirs is just that, theirs; not given over to God's will. You are God's loved child, and as his child, you must rely fully on him for everything, including self-esteem.
    • Worldly self-esteem is highly overrated. If you need more self-esteem, you need more of God. It is not our self-esteem that matters, but our GOD-esteem. Remember this throughout the day. In the end, it's not your social standing that matters, its your Renew Your Faith in Christianity.


  • Reading the Holy Bible and actually understanding it can give you real self esteem. Take some time to read and reflect on it.
  • Remember that you may not see Godly things as the answer to your problems even though they might be better for you than you can ever believe, think or imagine.
  • Jesus loves us all, and he died to save us from ourselves and sin, have confidence in Him, so in turn since you are assured of His finished work on the Cross, you will have eternal confidence in the fact that you are saved, I personally think after you are assured of that, you don't need to be anxious, worried, or afraid of anything else, because you know He lives and He is with you "even to the ends of the Earth." Jesus loves you! (Read Jeremiah 29:11, Love that Scripture!!!).
  • Understand that God made you for a reason, as in the Bible many have done what God wanted them to do, and look how they affected history.
    • Watch the path of your feet and all your ways will be established.
      Do not turn to the right nor to the left: turn your foot from evil." (Proverbs 4:26-27)[1]
  • You can trust God to protect you and keep you safe, knowing that He is with you at all times, He will look after you in this world, and in heaven.
    • "Some boast in chariots and some in horses, But we will boast in the name of the LORD, our God." (Psalm 20:7)
  • Also remember that holiness, sanctification and righteousness are what God demands from His children.


  • There are mystical courses that claim to have all of life's answers. It seems to have the "spiritually correct" solution to bring about peace and unity. However, in the end, this transformation brings spiritual death if it is just miracles and angels without Christ.
  • If you are to the point where you have no self esteem and see no worth in your life talk to someone as soon as possible. These feelings are dangerous.
  • The Bible is fully inspired by God's Holy Spirit so know that He does not merely want you to be confident in yourself. He actually wants you to give him your entire life -- that's why Jesus dying on the Cross was so significant.
  • Be clear that a message about miracles and angelic beings is not necessarily the message of Jesus Christ. It may be an eastern/or a new age religion wrapped in Christian terminology. That is deceptive because it sounds like Christianity but it is very different unless it is lifting up Jesus Christ as savior.

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  • Scriptures
  • Bible

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