Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Get Your Self-Esteem Back

If you have been reading for a while, or you know me personally, you know that I lead an eGroup (Elevation Church's style small group/community group).  My eGroup is for middle school girls.  We know how to have a lot of fun.  Because it is the twenty-first century, a majority of them are on facebook.  I am all of their "friends" on facebook. 

A regular news feed for me consists of a lot of the following:

rate me
text me.
lms and I'll post a paragraph about what I think about you on your wall
rate me
I'm bored

Get it?  I'll be completely honest when I say that this DRIVES ME CRAZY!  (I do have more adult friends, but these lms and hmu's stick out like a sore thumb to me).

First of all, I had to google what hmu and lms stood for.  (hmu= hit me up and lms=like my status)  It made me feel ancient to not know the latest internet lingo.

Second of all, I know that these girls are worth more than they are giving themselves credit for.  Every lms and rate me reeks of low self-esteem and an undeniable lack of self-worth.  They are worth more than depending on people to like their status to get a confidence boost. 

Then God said, "Let us make mankind in our imagine, in our likeness...
So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them;
male and female he created them.

Isn't that beautiful?  I am made in the likeness of God.  You are made in the likeness of God.  He made me in His image.  He made you in His image.  Why is America so insecure these days?  We are made in the image of God, the Creator of this Universe, the One who works all things out for our good.  

Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

In the context of this post, 1 Peter 5:7 says to me - if I am feeling insecure, I need to turn to the Lord and let Him know.  He cares for me.  If I am feeling like I can't handle the task at hand, I can just cast it on Him and He will take care of it because He cares for me.  I have nothing to worry about because He cares for me.

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well...
Your eyes saw my unformed body...

Another beautiful passage.  I am fearfully and wonderfully made.  I have no reason to be insecure.  I have no reason to depend on anyone to boost my self-esteem.  Nor do you!  God's eyes saw your unformed body.  His works are wonderful.  You are wonderful!  PS.  Holly Furtick preached an amazing sermon on this passage a few years ago.  Check out Elevation Church podcasts in iTunes and listen to "Fearfully and Wonderfully Made".

This post was for me to vent about the ridiculous statuses that I see on my news feed.  This post was for you to see that you are worth more than you are giving yourself credit for.  This post was for me to remember how much I am worth.  I hope you gained something from this.  There is a little bit of something for everyone in here. 


  1. I didn't know what lms meant either!

  2. Stopping by from SITS. Great post... I didn't know what that meant either and I just made it through 4 teenagers. My baby turned 18 this month. I love the positivity. Self esteem in young girls is a hot topic!

  3. Yeah, I didn't know what hmu or lms meant either and I find it so sad that kids are fishing for validation on Facebook today. I know that being a teen can be hard (not so old that I don't remember those feelings), just wish that they could find validation every single day without having to ask for it.