Self-esteem is an evaluation of a person’s own worth and value. When you are around people, do you feel secure, confident, and equal to those around you? If you do then it is likely that you have a healthy level of self-esteem. On the other hand, do you feel inferior, inadequate, and insecure around others?
Take a few moments to think about how you view yourself. Ideally, when we look in the mirror we should see someone made in the image God. However, a lot of us see someone we do not like, someone we do not like looking at, and someone we even criticise. Some of the causes of low self-esteem can be childhood experiences, experiences of failure, unmet self-expectations, unconfessed sin, and faulty beliefs.
A healthy self-esteem enables a person to make healthy life choices, achieve goals, set appropriate boundaries, maintain healthy relationship with self and others, engage with God, and have a successful working life.