What to do about my self-esteem? I'm always putting myself down. But I'm sure others suffer from low self-esteem.


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AnnNettie Paradise Profile

I found that the key to overcoming low self-esteem lies in building self-respect. Try not to think too little of yourself! Furthermore, as you learn to like yourself, others will be drawn to your appealing qualities. So often that overly critical inner voice that condemns us is wrong! Learn to recognize such erroneous thoughts and mentally challenge their validity. For negative thinking leads to low self-esteem.

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Nina Tay answered

I've suffered with low self esteem. It's a horrible thing to experience.  One thing that I had to learn was to not compare myself to others. Sometime we might look at what others can do, how they look, and so on and compare ourselves to them. 

Someone reminded me of what the Bible said at Galatians 6:4: "But let each one examine his own actions,  and then he will have cause for rejoicing in regard to himself alone, and not in comparison with the other person."  There are other life experiences that lead to low self esteem, too. 

But please understand that, even though you may feel a certain way about yourself, know that God thinks of you otherwise.  At Matthew 10:29-31, it tells us that He even notices the hair that falls from our head! He notices every feeling that you have and appreciates who you are on the inside.

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