Your self-esteem should not be derived from how great you think you are, but from how much God loves you.

There is a lot of talk these days about building your “self-esteem” so you will have the confidence you need to make it in society. But confidence placed in yourself is doomed for failure (because you will someday learn that you aren’t as great as you have been telling yourself). Instead of being confident in yourself, try placing your confidence in God, who will never fail, and who will never fail you.

If you belong to God, there is no one or nothing that can separate you from His love and protection. This can give you real confidence. Circumstances can be tough, but He will see you through. Even death won’t defeat you.

God loves you so much that He allowed His Son to die on the cross for you. That is the kind of love in which you can place all of your confidence.

I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from his love.

Romans 8:38

Posted on February 4, 2013, in Daily Devotionals. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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