I feel like there are so many things in this world that allow us to compare ourselves to others and also be really hard on ourselves. I was wondering how one who suffers from comparison and guilt and low self-esteem can be freed from these chains. I tend to worry about what others will say or try not to be a bother to others so I do not always tell people the truth how I feel. I was wondering if anyone could help me how to just be freed from these chains.
|August 30, 2015 at 13:31|
Hi, Chelsie! I, too, seem to be in a constant battle with low self-esteem and comparison. It’s so easy to look at other people and compare ourselves, but that’s not healthy. It’s totally normal, and I think it’s safe to say that every person on this planet has dealt with it at one time or another, but it’s still not good. It puts a barrier between ourselves and God because He wants us to focus on what He thinks and to live for Him. It can be very hard sometimes, and I don’t have all the answers, but I can say this: Pray. Pray to God that He helps you overcome this inner struggle. I can say from personal experience that there is power in prayer. I prayed to God to help me overcome my constant need for approval, and one day, I realized that at some point, I had stopped worrying about what others think. It’s not an overnight thing; it does take time. But God knows what He’s doing. Trust in Him. Talk with Him. And read His word. By filling your mind with God’s promises and His love, all of your insecurities are sure to disappear (maybe not completely because we are human after all, but they will drastically decrease!) God bless you and good luck! You’re beautiful; never forget it!
|August 30, 2015 at 15:41|
Chelsie, I struggle with this as well. I find myself comparing my looks and my life to others, and then end up feeling like I am not enough. It causes me anxiety and overwhelms me. One thing I have learned is just to breath and remember that God made me and He chose me and He loves me. I also read Matthew 6:24-35 recently, I would encourage you to read it!
|October 6, 2015 at 15:42|
I find myself comparing life to other constantly and what I do is stick notes around my room to remind me of God’s blessings. It is so hard to focus on the positives when the negatives are blaring us in the face. But notes reminding yourself that you are beautiful because God made you perfectly. If you keep reminding yourself of that, it will eventually sink in. (that is what I’ve heard and what I am trying).
|November 5, 2015 at 22:14|
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