Self image

The power of the right image. Contd

By Pastor Andrew Bawa

 "Moreover the word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Jeremiah, what do you see?” And I said, “I see a branch of an almond tree.” Then the Lord said to me, “You have seen well, for I am ready to perform My word.” Jeremiah 1: 11-12 (NKJV)

Bible Readings: Jeremiah 1: 4-12, Matthew 5: 5, Galatians 2: 20, Isaiah 49: 16, Psalms 102: 14.

What you see determines what you become. Do you see what God sees or what the world sees? 

Self image is defined as an idea of ones vault, appearance or self worth. It is a mental picture of a kind that is difficult to change. It is an answer to the question “what do you believe that people think about you?” Your behaviour, attitude and personality is being shaped by what people say about you.Self image is as a result of: How you see yourself, How others see you and How you think others perceive you.

Achievement in life easily comes based on the perception of the achiever. You are believing what the world is saying rather than what the word is saying and that happens sometimes because you don’t even know what the word says about you. Go to the word of God to find your true self.

Self image has a way of affecting your confidence. It doesn’t matter what you are told because it is irrelevant, it is what you believe that matters. Don’t waste time trying to please people who don’t like you. Don’t try to fit it. Build yourself in Christ image and not self image. Don’t allow external to determine the internal. Self image affects your potential. The reason why you are not achieving so much is because you are allowing other people’s opinion affect you. Don’t allow people’s opinion put you down! Anytime you imitate someone, you can only be a second best.

Let the word of God be your mirror. You are very rare. You are an individual by yourself. You are valuable! The moment you try to copy someone, you loose your originality. If you see what God sees, you move faster in life.

The power of the right image

By Pastor Andrew Bawa

 "Clothe me with skin and flesh, and knit me together with bones and sinews?" Job 10: 11 (NKJV)

Bible Reading: 1 Samuel 16: 7, Romans 12: 2, Psalms 139: 13-16, Galatians 2: 20.

Self esteem comes out of self image. People are not word based but world based. The world has brought an image of what you should look like and people now respond to the world not the word. The world has painted how images should be and we are trying to fit into it.

Until the inside is fixed, the outside is nothing. The challenge is that it is not what you have outside that determines who you are but what you have inside. Self image is based on the opinion of people around you. You categorize success based on the world’s esteem which has affected your self esteem and your self image. The world wants you to look like everyone so you disvalue yourself. You try to be accepted by them by going away from God.

Why are you trying to fit into what everybody said when you are unique? You are different! People’s opinion should determine how you feel. The one who created you has said that you are fearfully and wonderfully made. You can’t achieve greatness if the perception of yourself is wrong.

Be free! Be yourself! Be real.