DEVELOPING A HEALTHY

SELF-ESTEEM

 

PURPOSE

 

In this study, we will discover how to have a healthy self-esteem.  

 

OPENER

 

How do you feel about yourself?  What are some of your strengths and weaknesses?  

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LESSON

 

WE WILL DISCOVER SOME PRINCIPLES ON HOW TO DEVELOP A HEALTHY SELF-ESTEEM.

 

1.      FIRST, TO DEVELOP A HEALTHY SELF-ESTEEM, WE MUST EMBRACE THE VALUE WE HAVE IN GOD'S SIGHT.

 

According to (Genesis 1:27), God created us in His own image.  How does this describe our worth in God's eyes?

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Are we still worth a lot to God even when we make mistakes and sin against Him?

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How do you feel after knowing that you are worth a lot in the sight of God?

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2.      SECOND, TO DEVELOP A HEALTHY SELF-ESTEEM, WE MUST REPLACE NEGATIVE SELF-TALK WITH POSITIVE SELF-TALK.

 

In the King James Version, (Proverbs 23:7) says, "As a man thinkest so he is."  Explain what this means to you.

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Are most people positive or negative thinkers?

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What are some irrational thoughts that some people have?

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How can we change our negative self-talk to positive self-talk?

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I’m a failure…I’m successful.

 

God doesn’t love me because of my sins…God loves me even though I am a sinner.

 

I don’t deserve to be happy…I deserve to be happy.

 

I’ll never be able to change…I can change.

 

According to (Philippians 4:8), what types of things are we to reflect upon?

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3.      THIRD, TO DEVELOP A HEALTHY SELF-ESTEEM, WE MUST BELIEVE IN OURSELVES.

 

According to (Philippians 4:13), we can do all things through Jesus who gives us strength.  Describe a time when you believed in yourself enough to achieve a difficult goal. 

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Presently, what dream or goal would you like to achieve? 

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CONCLUSION:

 

1.      If you presently have a low self-esteem, then I hope and pray that this lesson has been beneficial. 

 

2.      To develop a healthy self-esteem, we must embrace the value we have in God's sight, replace negative self-talk with positive self-talk, and we must believe in ourselves.  Through Christ, we can begin loving ourselves (Matthew 22:39) as God loves us.

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