Sunday, May 16, 2010

Princess - Daughter of the King

Some friends recently went to a conference and came back with some great insight regarding self worth. I absolutely am the worst at accepting compliments. I don't like to have pictures taken. Obviously I have very poor self esteem. There are many factors that contribute to that. Some issues have been life long issues. Other are more recently. None are worthy of lacking self confidence. My confidence should come from within. Part of my lack of confidence lies within the fact that I don't give enough time to my King. I would be much better equipped to accept compliments if I believed that I was the Princess that my Father believes I am. He knows my worth. He created me - He didn't make a mistake when He created me. He made me just the way He wanted me to be.

Recently I fought the urge to Not fully accept a compliment. It felt totally awkward to say thank you without the "but" attached to it. I still feel like I need to go back and say thank you but I am Not worthy!

Our worth is found in Christ. So when I or you say "I am not worthy" we are belittling what Christ made. Psalm 139:14 (New International Version)says "I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;your works are wonderful, I know that full well."

You are beautiful - you are lovely. You are loved! You, who are a child of God, were made in His image. He chose you before you were born. We are His Princesses.

6 comments:

B said...

That's so true. I have such a hard time accepting compliments as well without putting a qualifier in the thank you. This reminds me of another post I read recently titled "God doesn't make junk!" I think you're right on here Diane and hopefully we can find it a bit easier to believe the word!

destinmimi said...

Okay.. so is there a reason why you haven't read Beth's new book..."So Long Insecurity...." ...every woman in this world needs to read it!!! Go get it!! love you!!

SurvivorDiane said...

Yes Martha I have the book! I read 3/4 of it. It is what made me realize just how insecure I truly am. The compliment thing is something I have tried to overcome for MANY years. I have the hardest time saying simply "Thank you" without spilling the beans about something negative. Crazy - Seriously I have to bite my tongue and struggle not to say BUT...........

I even slid this post in without twitter/facebook - so as to not bring attention to it. Go figure.

But I am working on it - one down successfully. B - you and I can work on it together and I do also recommend the book. It really is good.

Ginny Marie said...

That sounds like a great book, one that I could really benefit from! I have so many insecurities, and it would help so much if I remembered "I am fearfully and wonderfully made". I love Psalms...they are so comforting!

debbiesaenz said...

Hi Diane, my sister in Christ! I too default back into the fellings of unworthiness. Oh and how true it is that we need to constantly remind ourselves of our worth in Christ! He tells us we are his beloved children, wonderfully and fearfully made! I have been meaning to get Beth Moores book.
Blessings,
Debbie

SurvivorDiane said...

Thanks for the comment Debbie - apparently I need to read the book twice! We ladies are often times a little hard headed. But I do recommend the book.