Genesis 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image KJV
Who do you think you are?
An average child growing up in America receives ten discouraging statements for every encouraging one and a student receives seven to one. A study found that it takes four affirming statements to erase the effect of one negative statement. No wonder most people struggle with a poor identity and a negative sense of worth. What we think about ourselves affects the choices we make in life including what we eat and how we care for ourselves. Poor self image must be addressed to become a successful Christian, family member or worker in the corporate world. When you look in the mirror, who do you think that you are?
Test your self image knowledge T/F
1 – Most people victim of disordered eating habits have poor self image. T
2 - Renewing our mind happens the moment we are aware of a problem. F
3 - Saint Augustine said, “Our hearts are restless until they find rest in Thee.” T
4 – Willingness, not perfection, is key to change behavior. T
If our identity is in our appearance, performance or social status, we will always come short of satisfaction. Without God as the center of our self-image and confidence, we soon crumble under the pressures of comparison, hostile criticism, rejection, guilt, fear or anxiety. We cannot do anything to qualify for voluntary, unconditional love from our God. –Marice Wagner
Negative self-views are counterproductive to our success including weight loss/gain goals. Do you have a low opinion of yourself or something that you want to overcome? It is possible to turn your life around and be all that God has called you to be.
Overcoming Negative Self-Image by Anderson & Park