” Because of the privilege and authority God has given me, I give each of you warning:
Don’t think you are better than you really are. Be honest in your evaluation of yourself, measuring yourself by faith God has given us.”
Healthy self-esteem is important because some of us think to little of ourselves; on the other hand, some of us overestimate ourselves. The key to an honest and accurate evaluation is knowing the basis of our self-worth, our identity in Christ.
Apart from him, we aren’t capable of very much by eternal standards; in him, we are valuable and capable of worth service. Evaluating yourself by worldly standards of success and achievement can cause you to think too much about your worth in the eyes of others and thus miss your true value in God’s eyes.
So we should not think of ourselves highly than we ought. Instead of bragging, demonstrate your commitment step-by step as you grow in your knowledge of God’s word and in your faith.
The book of Proverbs point us to the Cross.
My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you, turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding —
indeed, if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the LORD
and find the knowledge of God.
Proverbs 2:1-5 (NIVI)
Lord, I am overwhelmed when I think about what You did for me on that cross. You didn’t have to. You could have averted your eyes and looked away from my sin in disgust. Instead, You looked at me with love and You did for me what I could not do for myself. I thank You, Lord, for dying for me, so that I might live with You eternally. Help me to live a life on this earth that is worthy of Your sacrifice and help me to defeat my selfish nature that I may give to others as You have given to me. AmenJonathan Ndakolahttp://www.thevoiceinthewilderness.tk