Say Sayonara to Low Self-Esteem

A popular speaker started off a seminar by holding up a $20 bill. A crowd of 200 had gathered to hear him speak. He asked, “Who would like this $20 bill?”

200 hands went up.

He said, “I am going to give this $20 to one of you but first, let me do this.” He crumpled the bill up.

He then asked, “Who still wants it?”

All 200 hands were still raised.

“Well,” he replied, “What if I do this?” Then he dropped the bill on the ground and stomped on it with his shoes.

He picked it up, and showed it to the crowd. The bill was all crumpled and dirty.

“Now who still wants it?”

All the hands still went up.

“My friends, said the speaker, "I have just showed you a very important lesson. No matter what I did to the money, you still wanted it because it did not decrease in value. It was still worth $20. Many times in our lives, life crumples us and grinds us into the dirt. We make bad decisions or deal with poor circumstances. We feel worthless. But no matter what has happened or what will happen, you will never lose your value. You are special – Don’t ever forget it!"

Repeat these affirmations every day: I Am.....

  • God’s workmanship. (Ephesians 2:10)
  • Fearfully and wonderfully made. (Psalm 139:13-14)
  • More than a conqueror.(Romans 8:37)
  • Set apart. (Psalm 4:3)
  • The apple of God's eye. (Psalm 17:7-8)
  • Valuable. (Luke 12:6-7)
  • The head and not the tail. (Deuteronomy 28:13)
  • A co-heir with Jesus. (Romans 8:17)
  • Victorious (Psalm 18:35)