To Have Appropriate Self-Esteem
Father, Jesus said that I am to love You with all my heart and with all my soul and with all my mind (intellect). This is the great (most important, principal) and first commandment. And a second is like it: I shall love my neighbor as [I do] myself.
I desire to have appropriate self-esteem, and to receive myself just as You created me.
Father, You love me for who I am. It was You Who created me, and You Who formed me. You have redeemed me [ransomed me by paying a price instead of leaving me a captive of Satan]. You have called me by my name. You have said that I am Yours. Before You formed me in the womb You knew and approved of me [as Your chosen instrument], and before I was born You separated and set me apart, consecrating me; [and] You appointed me for a special work. You know me by name, and I have also found favor in Your sight.
I rate my ability with sober judgment, according to the degree of faith apportioned by You to me. As in one physical body we have many parts (organs, members) and all of these parts do not have the same function or use, so we are one body in Christ and individually we are parts one of another [mutually dependent on one another]. Thank You for giving to me gifts (faculties, talents, qualities) that are different and unique according to the grace given me. I will develop and use them.
I face my fears of inadequacy, failure and rejection, knowing that perfect love casts out fear. You created my inmost being. You knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Your works are wonderful; I know that full well. I accept myself because You have received, welcomed and accepted me in the Beloved.
In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.
Matthew 22:37-39 AMP Romans 12:3-6 AMP
Isaiah 43:1 AMP 1 John 4:18
Jeremiah 1:5 AMP Psalm 139:13,14 NIV
Exodus 33:12 AMP Ephesians 1:6
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