We live in a culture where self esteem is the buzzword when it comes to the problems we have as individuals.
We’re told that if we’d just think better of ourselves, we’d be a lot healthier.
But the Bible approaches that issue from an entirely different perspective.
God says our problem is not that we think too little of ourselves, but that we think entirely TOO MUCH of ourselves.
Instead of focusing so much on self esteem, we need to learn (and teach our kids) that anything and everything we are that is good, comes from God.
So really, we need to learn to have God-esteem, not self esteem.
That means instead of encouraging our kids about what THEY did, we can draw out the gifts that GOD has given them, to help them see that He is active in their lives, USING them to accomplish His work.by