Suffering an emotional deficit let you normally go to a substitute of some sort. If you are suffering with low self-worth and think you may be pursuing a substitute to make up for an emotional deficit, which of the statements below are true about you?
- I am impressed with status symbols and often live beyond my income.
- I am overly competitive and view losing as a reflection of my value and worth.
- I am seeking approval and am envious of important people.
- I am constantly striving for recognition.
- I am perfectionistic in an attempt to earn approval.
- I am addicted to substances, sex, and food.
- I am angry and intimidating at times in a zeal to accomplish my goals.
- I am financially extravagant in an attempt to impress others.
- I am obsessed with having certain possessions.
- I am insistent on getting my way.
If you struggle with any of these substitutes, ask yourself this question … “What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul?” Mark 8:36