"Help my children develop a strong self esteem that is deeply rooted in the fact that they are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus."
Myself and Others
"Help me and ___________ develop a strong self esteem that is deeply rooted in the fact they are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus.
For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. (Eph 2:10)
I must say, I have some beautiful nieces. Oh my goodness, I really do. (Proud Aunt Becky writing here).
I remember years ago visiting in Memphis with Brent's twin brother, his wife Erin and their children. At this time, Olivia, their second child was very small. Just starting to talk, so maybe two-years-old.
Let me tell you, Olivia is "stop and stare at her" stunning. Her blue eyes tell a story of God's creativity. As blue as the Caribbean sea. I am not exaggerating either.
Erin said to her, "Livi, you are so pretty. What makes you pretty?"
Her small voice, speaking some of her earliest words, "God in my heart."
Yes, Liv. That is exactly was makes you pretty. It is amazing that as beautiful as Olivia is, when God looks at her, he not only sees her beautiful blond hair and big blue eyes, he see His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works. He sees a call on her life. He sees his child, prepared beforehand, that she would walk with Him.
Don't think for one second that God doesn't see the exact same in you. He admires you. He sees your worth. He sees His workmanship in you. His very own image. Your self worth rests in this truth. Your self esteem is found in Him.