A reflection on self-esteem

Reflections of the day

1 Samuel 16:7

The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”

1 Peter 3:3-4

Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewellery or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.

Oh, what a cause of thankfulness it is that we have a gracious God to go to on all occasions! Use and enjoy this privilege and you can never be miserable. Oh, what an unspeakable privilege is prayer!

Lady Maxwell

The passion side of prayer is our intimate one-on-one time with the Lord. Just the two of you; talking things over; listening to each other-telling him how much you love him. This is pure joy and it pours oil and grace on all the rest of life. Just like the intimate parts of marriage make all the rest of your life together worthwhile.

A reflection on self-esteem

Heavenly Father,

Thou art the creator of thou world and all that is in thou world, and thou hath created all things known to all of Mankind, and thou hath created all things unseen by all of Mankind. Thou hath created all of Mankind to be born with a particular appearance, and thou hath created all of Mankind to be born with a particular shape, and thou hath created all of Mankind to be born with a particular colour, and thou hath created all of Mankind to be born with a particular size. Thou hath created all of Mankind to be equal in thou eyes.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that thou loves each and every one of us, and we acknowledge that thou love for all of Mankind is one that is all encompassing, and we acknowledge that thou love for all of Mankind is one that enables all of Mankind to love thou with all of a heart, and to love thou with all of a soul, and to love thou with all of a mind, and to love thou with all of a strength. We acknowledge that thou love for all of Mankind is one that cannot be bound by words, and we acknowledge that thou love for all of Mankind is one that cannot be bound by time, and we acknowledge that thou love for all of Mankind is one that cannot be bound by energy. We acknowledge that thou love for all of Mankind is one that overspills into a relationship, and we acknowledge that thou love for all of Mankind is one that allows all of Mankind to love thou neighbour, in thou way that thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, loves us all.

Heavenly Father, thou art Our Heavenly Father that knows all, and thou art Our Heavenly Father that sees all, and thou art Our Heavenly Father who is in possession of all thou facts. We acknowledge that thou hath created a plan for each and every one of us.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time we reflect upon the nature of self-esteem. We are able to see in a way that is clear that there are times when some feel an inadequacy, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that there are times when some feel a dislike for a self that is of a self, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that there are times when some feel less than worthy. We acknowledge that for some a feeling of inadequacy, and a feeling of a dislike that is there for a self that is of a self, and a feeling that is felt of being less than worthy is one that remains. We acknowledge that for some an upbringing has been one that has been  less than perfect, and for a self  this has meant a feeling of a rejection, and for a self this has meant an experience of neglect, and for a self this has meant an experience of an abuse from another, and for a self this has meant an experience that has led to an addiction, and for a self an addiction is one that is of alcoholism, and for a self an addiction is one that is of a dependency for drugs.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that for a self all of these experiences are ones that are not desirable, and we acknowledge that all of these experiences are ones that have an effect on a self who experiences a feeling that is one that is less than desirable, and we acknowledge that an effect for a self who experiences a feeling of inadequacy, a feeling of a dislike that is there for a self that is of a self, and a feeling that is felt of being less than worthy, and a feeling of rejection, is one that is of a depression, and an effect for a self is one that can, at times, be of a relationship which some say is unhealthy, and the effect for a self is one that is of a dependency, and a dependency is one that can be one of alcohol, and a dependency is one that can be one of a use of a chemical substance.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time we hope and we pray that all of Mankind will turn to thou, and we hope and we pray that a self is able to see a way forward in a way that is clear that a life of a self has a purpose, and that a purpose is of one to turn to thou, always.

Heavenly Father, we hope and we pray that all of Mankind are able to see in a way that is clear that there is a love for all of Mankind by thou, and we hope and we pray that a self is able to see in a way that is clear that a love of thou is one that is worth having, and we hope and we pray that a self is able to see in a way that is clear that a love that is there for all allows a love for all others.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that what is known as a self-esteem is one that needs to be healthy, and to be healthy must be one that is one that is not based on a self-conceit but one that is based on a humility, and one that is based on a meekness, and one that is based upon a dependency on thou.

Heavenly Father, we hope and we pray that a self  will reflect carefully upon the nature of a self-conceit, and we hope and we pray that a self will see the error of a way, and we hope and we pray that a self will say say sorry for an error of a way, and we hope and we pray that a self will make the changes in a life that are necessary, in order to show a repentance.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time we acknowledge the works that are good of all who teach, and all who relate to a pupil, and all who relate to a student, in terms of managing the needs of a child, and in terms of managing the needs of a young person who has a self-esteem that is one that can be described as one that is less than desirable.

Heavenly Father, we uphold to thouself, Our Heavenly Father, all that hath been spake in thou name of thouself, Our Heavenly Father, and in thou name of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, who is thou way, and who is thou truth, and who is thou life, and who shows all of Mankind thou way to thou, and in thou name of thou Holy Spirit, who lives within Man, and who dwells amongst Man, and who advocates for Man, now and always, for evermore.

Amen.

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Posted on May 12, 2012, in alcohol, education, God's plans for us, hope, love, prohibitive drugs, self-esteem, suffering, The needs of our family, The sin of vanity and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. daphnewilliams

    Heavenly Father, when we convey our love, compassion and empathy to others, there is , inevitably, a sense of quiet satisfaction that that person has been helped in overcoming their current problems. It is not smugness, but the fact that we are not always looking at ourselves in a certain light. Satisfaction of a job well done can be done with humility and peaceful understanding of the knowledge of thou. Amen.

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