Steps to Self-Worth (3)

Our past is not our destiny. Whenever you experienced rejection from parents, friends, co-workers and other people, remember they don’t determine your identity, but you can make decision and take the following steps to a better Self-Worth:

8. Formulate realistic goals and plans. Elicit the help of others to identify your strengths/weaknesses and the gifts God has given you, plus the things you are persuaded God has called you to do. Prayerfully set some reasonable, achievable goals that capitalise on your strengths and make a plan as to how you will set about to accomplish those goals. “Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.” (1 Corinthians 9:24)

9. Identify your heart’s desires. Make a list of the things you have dreamed of doing but have never attempted because of a fear of failure or a lack of self-assurance. Share each desire with the Lord, asking Him to confirm to you which ones are from Him, Then lay out the steps you need to take in order to move toward fulfilling them. “Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.” (Psalm 37:4)

10. Plan for success. Anticipate any obstacles to accomplishing your goals and desires and plan strategies for overcoming them. Think of yourself as achieving each goal and doing the things God has put on your heart to do. “May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed.” (Psalm 20:4)

11. Celebrate each accomplishment. Your feeling of self-worth and self-confidence will grow with the acknowledgement of each accomplishment. Rejoice with the Lord and other significant people over the things God and you have done together. Affirm and celebrate your success. “There, in the presence of the Lord your God, you and your families shall eat and shall rejoice in everything you have put your hand to, because the Lord your God has blessed you.” (Deuteronomy 12:7)