Gifted: Faith and Self-Esteem
Sometimes you’ll hear people make the comment, “He thinks he’s God’s gift to the world.” They mean it as a criticism, but the statement is true about each and every one of us. You ARE God’s gift to the world.
Christianity teaches us that everything we have; our talents, our treasure, even our minds, bodies and spirits, have been given to us as a gift that we are to use to work for the good of others. Every one of us was created with a specific purpose in mind.
God has a plan for your life and we can discern God’s intention for our lives by asking ourselves, “How can I use my gifts, talents, experience, heart, mind and strength to make the lives of the people around me better TODAY?”
People-of-Faith often struggle with the concept of self-esteem. It just seems too self-aggrandizing, too inwardly focused. But recognizing that we are God’s gift to the world doesn’t mean that we glorify ourselves. It means that we glorify God by recognizing what incredible wonders he can do with the limited resources we give him to work with. The person of faith finds himself–and a connection with a healthy sense of self esteem–by making a gift of himself.
Today, glorify God by living more abundantly and asking yourself how you can be a gift to someone you know.
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Popcak, D. (2012). Gifted: Faith and Self-Esteem. Psych Central. Retrieved on August 2, 2015, from http://blogs.psychcentral.com/faith/2012/05/gifted-faith-and-self-esteem/