SEEDS OF DESTINY DAILY DEVOTIONAL BY DR PAUL ENENCHE.
WEDNESDAY, 04 OCTOBER, 2023
TOPIC: THE POISON CALLED LOW SELF-ESTEEM
SCRIPTURE: And he said unto him, Oh my Lord, wherewith shall I save Israel? behold, my family is poor in Manasseh, and I am the least in my father’s house. JUDGES 6:15.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: The kind of atmosphere people grow in affects the life they live.
A young boy was in the same classroom with his elder sister in Britain. It was said that he was dull-headed. One day, they asked a question in class, and he lifted his hand trying to give an answer, and he eventually gave the wrong answer. The whole class laughed and made a mockery of him. He looked towards his sister, and saw the sister laughing at him too.
That was what broke him; that is, “O! If all these people are mocking me, you, my sister, are mocking me too?” (He must have thought). He walked out of that class enraged, and vowed to hate human beings. He concluded that all human beings are bad. Eventually, he became a merciless serial killer because he felt that nobody was worth it. That is, if his sister could mock him in the class with others, then who was worth it? What a pathetic and tragic story!
This is how children later turn out to be when subjected to terrible feelings of low self-esteem.
Low self-esteem is one of the forces that fight joy and excitement. It affects energy, enthusiasm, performance, and competence. When people do not feel right about themselves, they cannot perform well in life. Many people are silently suffering low self-esteem. There are those who do not know what it means to experience love or acceptance.
Beloved, please let us be careful. Never make anyone feel inferior; be a source of inspiration, joy, and excitement. The kind of atmosphere people grow in affects the life they live.
REMEMBER THIS: The kind of atmosphere people grow in affects the life they live.
1. Make up your mind to be a joy giver.
2. Show some love; find out why someone is not excited. You may change a life by the love you show.
3. Refuse to allow your situation to determine your joy; see yourself how God sees you.
Lord, I am complete in You. So, I refuse to feel inferior to nobody. I am the solution my generation is looking for. Thank You Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: Thieves of Joy.
DAILY BIBLE READING: Zechariah 12-14.
QUOTE: If the earth is holding something belonging to you, it will surrender it to your joy. Culled from the book, “21 Uncommon Keys to Financial Overflow” by Dr Paul Enenche.
AMAZING FACT: The lion’s tongue is full of tiny spines, also known as papillae. It is rough enough to separate meat from bones. This natural sandpaper would have no trouble removing skin off a human hand. This is one of the intimidating lion facts, at least for their prey.
PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: Every spell of low self esteem in your life is broken, in Jesus’ Name. The effect of negative words on your life be reversed by the Blood of Jesus, in Jesus’ Name.