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God and Self-Esteem

But what about self-esteem?

If the essence of humility is being broken and recognizing that we are weak, then where does self-esteem fit into our lives?

Perhaps the blatant Biblical answer is that it doesn’t.

Instead, God wants humility. He wants people who recognize their weakness, and in that recognition, turn to Him and look to Him for strength.

Just consider the way in which the Lord Jesus describes it:

“Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.” John 15:4-5


What would happen to a branch, regardless of how much self-esteem and self-confidence it had, if it were removed from its vine?

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