Why do some people have right self-esteem and others do not? Can I feel better about myself? What are causes of low self-esteem? Disappointment with self? Displeasing others? Guilt? sin?
Secret: Self esteem comes from being responsible. If one is irresponsible — wasting time, has sinful behaviors or unmet obligations we know how our conscience can make us feel — guilty. But without that guilty conscience, that warning light, that regret, would we be more likely to continue in irresponsibility? Sin always sends a bill.
If I need to confess something I begin there. Then I select a spiritual warfare, victory verse and STAND on it. Out loud I say, “I claim, Philippians 4.13: “I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.” “Jesus, You can give me victory over this sin, this habit.”
(a message by Adrian Rogers contributed to this)