Tag: Emotional Well-being

Overcome Rejection

Rejection hurts and facing its stings alone is worse. It is emotionally draining and it affects one’s state of mind negatively. It creates fear. It paralyses self-confidence. And it introduces self-doubt. It makes you question your self-belief and leaves you with sheer terror. Sometimes it attacks with subtlety and at other times, it attacks head-on, with such cold stare that opens deep wounds. It creates such pain in the heart and feelings of shame, failure and deception. This negative emotion is not something a Christian can merely shake off or face alone easily. Only God’s healing can truly set free from such a snare. Continue reading “Overcome Rejection”

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Overcome Low-Self Esteem

I have seen teenagers battling low self-esteem by trying so hard to become who they are not and I have seen adults pretend they can hold it together whilst dying from this low self-esteem plague. Men cover up with control, manipulation and outburst of anger because they feel inadequate yet unable to admit their weaknesses. Women sleep around because they lack a sense of self-worth. Young adults dress up like grown-ups just to feel accepted. Both male and female succumb to peer pressure just to feel some sense of belonging. This is what low self-esteem does to you; it holds its victims captive, clouds your judgement and fills up your heart with lies. Lies such as you are not worth it, it’s your fault that bad things happen to you, you can never amount to something good, you have to do something wrong before somebody can take notice of you and so on. Continue reading “Overcome Low-Self Esteem”

Boost Your Self-Confidence.

If you were to go for an interview, career coaches will tell you to speak to yourself in the mirror or talk to friends in order to boost your confidence. The same principle applies when walking into a room full of strangers; life coaches will tell you, speak to yourself before you get to the venue, walk tall, make eye contact with somebody in the room and smile so that you may appear confident. In the kingdom of God, however, you do not need to fake it till you make it, you can simply claim the truth God has said about you and believe that your confidence will shoot through the roof.

Self-confidence in Christ Jesus is the best antidote for anybody going through self-doubt. In a world where self-promotion is the norm to achieve fame and recognition, a true follower of Christ would know that this tactic only lasts but a moment. The only lasting confidence lies in Christ Jesus. And that confidence comes by hearing and hearing through the word of God (Romans 10:17). In other words, the best way to get your confidence up is by soaking yourself in the word God; Read it, digest it, profess it and live it to the fullest.

Apostle Peter warned us to be alert and sober for our adversary, the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour (1 Peter 5:8). The enemy of our souls will always roam around looking to steal, kill and destroy (John 10:10). Remember the righteous man, Job? The devil accused him falsely before God and he was allowed to test Job’s confidence in God. The enemy would want to introduce self-doubt and low self-esteem but God is available to boost your confidence in him. You need to prepare yourself for the day of trials. You need to build up your self-confidence in Christ Jesus so that you might be able to stand firm during trials and tribulations. And the best way to be prepared for anything that may come your way is to build up your self-confidence in Christ Jesus through the word of God.

Christ is a body, soul and mind healer. He is a giver and restorer of faith (1 Peter 5:10). He will shield you and give you lasting confidence. The following Bible declarations will help build up your faith in Christ if you are a new Christian and they will strengthen your faith as a matured Christian. Make these scriptural declarations your mantra every day and you will overcome the devil whenever he tries any of his tactics on you.

Make a Declaration of Faith

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The LORD is my confidence, He keeps my foot from being caught in a trap
(Proverbs 3:26).
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I draw near to God and he draws near to me. With confidence I approach the throne of grace to receive mercy and I find grace to help in time of need.
(Hebrews 4:16)
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The Lord is with me. He will not fail me nor forsake me. I am strong and courageous, I will not be afraid nor tremble.
(Deuteronomy 31:6).
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I can do all things through Him who strengthens me
(Philippians 4:13).
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And I am certain that God, who began the good work within me, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns (Philippians 1:6).
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I have been justified by faith, therefore, I have peace with God through my Lord Jesus Christ;
(Romans 5:1).
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Overcome Feelings of Regret, Guilt and Shame

Judas Iscariot suffered a painful regret after his betrayal to Jesus. He was one of the disciples of Jesus who dined and wined with him (Matthew 26:23-25). He was the treasurer of the group (John 12:6). He knew more about Jesus than the outsiders. He knew what Jesus looked like and he was willing to point him out to the chief priests (Mathew 26:14-15, 47-49). But he made a grievous mistake. He sold out and handed an innocent man over to the injustice of men. When he realized the error of his way, it was too late to rectify it. The Bible says that’ Judas Iscariot was gripped with so much remorse that he returned the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and the elders, saying; ‘I have sinned by betraying innocent blood’ (Mathew 27:3-5). After the deed was done, he went on and hung himself. Continue reading “Overcome Feelings of Regret, Guilt and Shame”