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Mar 22, 2021

Recently, I opened up a question box on Instagram stories on what topics you’d like to hear Neil and me cover on this podcast. The most repeated request: talk about SELF-ESTEEM. I get it – it’s so hard to know how to find a source of true confidence in a constantly changing world that seems to want to beat us down day after day. 

Today, we’re going to share our thoughts on this topic and many that are not our own but from those wiser than we are. I also share my perfect formula for having self-worth that has never ever let me down. 

Just remember that in moments of self-doubt, you’ve got to put on your spiritual armor and allow yourself to be filled with Spirit. 

Satan is always going to try these tricks on you so you have to empower yourself and just be ready for it.  And if we can have that really strong connection with God – that's where the most solid self-esteem comes from. 

In this episode, you will hear:

  • When things don't seem to come together or a certain part of it doesn't exactly gel, it's probably because the Lord has a different purpose. 
  • The struggle comes when you compare yourself with others. If you're going to draw a comparison, compare yourself to how you once were to where you are now. 
  • You are going to be good enough if you . Just keep repenting and do not rationalize and  or rebel. Trust in God and self-esteem go hand-in-hand.
  • Why we need to differentiate worth and worthiness
  • No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. This can be easilyeasier said than done. But we all take turns hurting and getting hurt. And your heavenly connection will be your spiritual armor and reading scriptures can help redirect you. 
  • Our Heavenly Father wants us to be the best version of ourselves. When you have those gentle prompts to be better, don't think you're not enough – in fact, think the opposite.
  • Look to God for validation through a daily spiritual connection whether in the form of meditation, reading scriptures, listening to talks, or service.
  • My secret formula for having self-worth: doing God's will and fearing his judgment more than other people's.
  • Drawing inspiration from such powerful quotes from J. Devn Cornish, Joy. D. Jones, and Marianne Williamson
  • What makes the 12-step program of Alcoholics Anonymous so successful

 

Supporting Resources:

“Am I Good Enough? Will I Make it?” Talk by J. Devn Cornish https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/general-conference/2016/10/am-i-good-enough-will-i-make-it?lang=eng

 

“Value Beyond Measure” Talk by Joy. D. Jones

https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/general-conference/2017/10/value-beyond-measure?lang=eng

 

“Beware of Pride” Talk by Ezra Taft Benson

https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/general-conference/1989/04/beware-of-pride?lang=eng

 

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Episode Credits

Produced by Emerald City Productions