Who Told You That You’re Not Worthwhile?

Who Told You That You’re Not Worthwhile?

     Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” This may seem harsh to anyone who has been emotionally or physically abused.  At some point in life, however, this person must make a choice: Be owned by their abuser or recognize that their Heavenly Father loves them unconditionally, and has made a place for them to dwell eternally, if that person chooses to accept His sacrificial love.

     By accepting his eternal gift, you are accepting victory over every time someone cut you down, or tried to make you feel unworthy.  Truth is, once you have faith in His love, you become royalty.

     By accepting his eternal gift, you are accepting victory over every time someone cut you down, or tried to make you feel unworthy.  Truth is, once you have faith in His love, you become royalty.

     So next time you find those old tapes in your mind replaying from when a parent called you worthless, or you are reminded of a time when bullies belittled you, think about where these thoughts are coming from. There may be scars from the past that have not been dealt with.  You probably are fearful of attempting to overcome the roots of these issues, but think about how you are hurting yourself (and possibly others) to avoid the pain.  Is it coming out in your current relationships through being emotionally unavailable?  Do you find yourself falling into a rut of resentfulness and bitterness when things don’t go the way you think they should?  How confident are you in God’s love when you live these patterns out in your life?

     In Hebrews chapter four we learn that it is not just hearing the word that helps us through life.  We actually have to receive the word in faith and act upon it.  When that tape replays “I wish you were never born!” replace it with “but to all who did receive Him who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor the will of man, but of God.” (John 1: 12-13)

     You are His child, remember that.  (Need more ways to boost your confidence?  Read “Three Unconventional Ways You Can Boost Your Confidence Today.“)

Published by Laura Ketchie | Counselor

Laura Ketchie, LPC is a counselor who specializes in women's issues. Her favorite verse is: "...whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable — if anything is excellent or praiseworthy — think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me — put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you." Philippians 4:8-9

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