by, May 1st 2011 at 08:35 AM (983 Views)
Self Esteem is becoming a fast growing phenomenon. I guess it is not too hard to understand why this phenomenon is becoming more and more popular. Originally popularized by Phrenology which is the study of the human body and its impact on the mind. If you have a small head then you must have a small brain. Short people must have “little mans complex” because they are short and so on. All of which is just one fat lie to keep mankind as far away from the truth as possible. Although it is true that if indeed someone has short comings in their physical appearance, than in most cases people will become self conscience about themselves. The same goes for someone who is a little slower at picking up on jokes or math and some have difficulties with solving tactical problems. All of these things can and most times in humans will create a dislike of themselves or their abilities. This behavior is called a “low self esteem” which Dr.’s revere as being a highly destructive behavior and needs to be treated as an illness.
Self-Esteem is a term that means; “A high regard for ones self” in other words if you don’t have a “High Self Esteem” than you are close to having an illness that needs to be treated by a Dr. We have people seeing Dr.s all over this country at an alarming rate. With what we witness on television, newspapers, in our own town and in our families, we continue to get disappointed in others and this cycle is continuing to drag down peoples self esteem. The world is not getting better so this means that this phenomenon is going to continue to get worse.
The Bible teaches us that this type of lie is what in reality is the destructive component, not the lack of self esteem.
Christ told us that we had two commandments to follow, first to seek out the Father and his love for us, second to love our fellow man as we love our selves. It would appear that Christ knew what he was saying when he mentioned that we love ourselves a plenty. It is this self love that we have that allows us to fall into temptation so easily. We want self gratification and we want it all the time. When we do nice things for others we are always on the look out for our reward. Whether it is a thank you or just a smile, we are still looking for some form of self gratifying response. Some people get caught up in a compulsive lying disorder because they value the self gratifying effects of controlling a situation regardless if it is based on lies. Self Esteem is a giant lie that will continue to keep mankind in the dark about the truth until they come to the realization that we have nothing to be self worthy of. Self Esteem is nothing more than self worship. Even suicide is the most selfish thing a person can do for themselves. They hold such a high regard for themselves that they want to stop the agony, which they feel they don’t deserve.
Christ said that we are to humble ourselves before our creator. He is the God of this universe and is holding everything in his hands. We love ourselves so much that we have little if no regard for Him as the creator. We as humans don’t like to be told what to do, let alone to be told what we are to believe. We don’t like it because we want to feel like we are in control. Well I got news for you. You are not in control. God is in control and he knows right where you are and if you are not with him than you are with the devil. If you are not following and searching his wisdom and understanding, than you are right where Satan wants you. And if that is what Self Esteem is about, than you can have it. Just don’t preach it around me. I worship my God who is my Heavenly Father. I am thankful for his revealing truth in my life, for this body he has created for me to live in, for the family he has provided. I cannot boast about anything because I am not worthy of anything because of my weakness to sin. It is his Grace that is the only thing that keeps me from being a follower of lies. I don’t have self esteem. I have Esteem for my Father in Heaven who is protecting me everyday from the lies in our world.
By Tom Moran