Self Concept


This article was written to give a better understanding of self worth. It will not be possible to assess the strengths, weaknesses, performance or confirmation from others. The only thing that matters is the one who created us and accept ourselves. You may publish it if the resource box is left intact.

Success in life is determined by self-concept. We should therefore do everything in our power to make positive feelings about our self while keeping our humility. What we achieve largely on self belief. If we think we can do it, we can. If we do not expect a lot of ourselves, we will not go very far up the ladder.

Those who identify themselves with their work or family can lose their identity when they retire, or their loved ones die. People also identify themselves with their strengths and weaknesses. Some ignore their weaknesses and believe they have no restrictions. Others associate themselves with their weaknesses.

We need to know us we belong. We can think well of us that we were created in God’s image. Self-esteem should not be based on performance or consent of the other, but with the consent of divinity and self.

We are often proud of our ability, but ashamed of our weaknesses. We are reluctant to be associated with weakness, but we all have them. Most of us do not fully understand the weaknesses. Paul was so overwhelmed by one of his weaknesses, he asked God to remove it three times. The Lord said to him in second Corinthians 12: 9, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness.”

How can God’s power is made perfect in weakness? It is difficult for us to understand, but it is the way our relationship with the Lord works. We are weak and he is powerful. Our salvation was made possible because Christ was crucified in weakness, yet he lives by the power of God (2 CO 13: 4). When we die, our bodies are sown in weakness and raised in power (1Co 15:43). Our weakness can be turned on the strength of faith (Hebrews 11:34).

We often fail to realize that the weakness serve a purpose. We should not be ashamed of them because they are part of our identity. Our strengths and weaknesses tell us who we are. We were all designed by the Creator. We are unique, there are no other exactly like us. He gave us all exactly what the strengths, weaknesses and individual circumstances in life to achieve their purpose.

God knew Jeremiah before he formed in the womb and designed him to speak to his people. He raised Nebuchadnezzar to punish them by taking them to Babylon. He used Cyrus to deliver them. Our task may not be as dramatic, but it is important.

The fact that we have both strengths and weaknesses helps us narrow down what he wants us to do for him. It is obvious that we are not expected to serve out the weaknesses of one. It’s hard enough to complete our work without trying it with incompetence. It is not fair that the Lord would inspire someone who can not talk to a preacher, or disabled individual

to be a great runner, though his ways are not always make sense to us.

Generally we assess our strengths and weaknesses, and decide which areas to work in. Gut feelings evaluate through common sense and soul-searching. Humanity weak less honorable, but God gives them more honor, to make us full (1Co 00:23).

No one has complete strength or weakness. The important thing is not to be paralyzed by our weaknesses, but to work around them. Desire and determination are the most important elements in each position. Without their failure is inevitable, and with them, the success can be accessed at almost any weaknesses.


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