the self-esteem secret

You can either let your self-esteem ride on the answer to questions like:

Do people think I am smart?

Am I shaped like a model?

Do I look weak and foolish?

Or you can let your self-esteem be based on the knowledge that you are of value because you are made in God's image and that he has set his affection on you.

You've made quite a journey already, struggling to keep going and learning to rest in that knowledge. Won’t it be enjoyable to march down that path, head held high and a big smile on your face? It’s there, not because you are ignoring your trouble, but because you know the secret.

Stephen Goforth