Christian affirmations on self-esteem

Since our last broadcast, which streamed on Mother’s Day 2021, I kept on thinking about the different points that Clementine Ingabire raised in her ‘Walk with God to accomplish your destiny talk’. Then, as I was meditating I felt led to share these few verses with all you wonderful women struggling with self esteem.

It is not easy to come forward and say I have self esteem issues. Yet we all suffer from this at some point in our lives. For some, root cause is closely linked to body image; for others toxic relationships with parents or lovers killed it for them… whatever the reason may be, I just want you to know that the Bible made provision for you.

Short testimony: as an undergrad student I struggled a lot with my academic performance until I understood the power of declarations and memorizing God’s word. I would repeat God’s truth about my intellectual capability and my usefulness to the Kingdom regularly. I made it part of my morning meditation and it made huge difference with lasting impact.

So, whatever you are going through today, here are some affirmations that can help you rebuild your self esteem based on the word of God. If you need to write them down on post-its, your prayer journal, put them on the wall in front of your desk or simply memorize them… Go FOR IT!

All this to say that the success of your growth project (studies, entrepreneurship, career) depends on work and faith. Faith, as we know, comes from hearing, that is hearing from the word of Christ (Romans 10:17)

Affirmations based on God’s word

I am created in the image of God, the image of perfection (Genesis 1:27)
‘So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.’

I am a blessing and my life has a purpose (Genesis 1:26)
‘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, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.’

I am crowned with glory and honor (Psalm 8:5)
‘You have made them a little lower than the angels and crowned them with glory and honor.’

I am gifted with great potential (1 Peter 4:10)
‘Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.’

I can overcome any obstacle [name your situation] with God (Psalm 18:29)
‘For by you I can run against a troop, and by my God I can leap over a wall.’

My weakness turns into strength, that is why I always rejoice. (2 Corinthians 12:10)
‘That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.’

I am strong in the Lord and in his incredible power (Ephesians 6:10)
‘Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.’

I can do all things through him who gives me strength (Philippians 4:13)

I have a spirit of power, love and self-discipline (2 Timothy 1:7)
‘For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.’

The Spirit at work within me is greater than the spirit in the world (1 John 4:4)
‘You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.’

 I am deeply loved for who I am and not what I do (Romans 5:8)
‘But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.’

I am incredibly valuable because Jesus gave his life for me (Galatians 1:4)
‘who gave himself for our sins to rescue us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father.’

I am so special to God, he even knows how many hairs I have (Matthew 10:30)
‘And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered.’

I am highly favored (Psalm 5:12)
‘Surely, Lord, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield.’

I am chosen by God, I do not have to put up with people’s rejection (1 Peter 2:9)
‘But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.’

 I am a member of God’s royal family (Ephesians 2:19)
‘Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household.’

I love and respect myself for who I am right now (Mark 12:31)
‘The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.’

I am the only me there is (Jeremiah 1:5)
‘Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.’

 

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