the bible says, as a man thinks in his heart, so is he.
just a thought from the front porch…
if you walk around all the time and say, “i’m so tired! i’m so sick! i am sick and tired of being sick and tired!” guess what? you’re sick and you’re tired. if you walk around saying, “i am incompetent” then your body is going to act like it’s incompetent.
so how do you eliminate negative self-talk so you can become a more confident person? it’s the principle of replacement. philippians 4.8 (tlb), fix your thoughts on what is true and good and right and think about all you can thank GOD for and be glad about it.
don’t think about what you don’t want. think about what you do want. don’t think about all those weaknesses in your life. what you focus on, you move toward. focus on what you want to be, on what GOD wants to do in your life.
i don’t know any better antidote to low self-esteem than to read GOD’s word every day, study it, memorize it, meditate, live it in your life. i can’t tell you a better thing to help you raise your confidence level than to get into the bible and start believing what GOD says about you.
just read through the bible, chapter by chapter, when you find a verse that speaks to you write it down on a card and look at it and memorize it and start affirming it back to GOD. “i am valuable, i am significant, i am forgivable, i am capable.” all those things. let GOD remold your mind because be careful how you think. your life is shaped by your thoughts. eliminate negative self-talk.