When my momma was angry at me she would say “you’re enough to make a preacher cuss!” I probably was and my husband will still agree with her even now! Yet, Momma also always reminded me I could do anything I put my mind to. She had plenty of “sayings:

“If you want something done right, do it yourself.”

“Can’t never could, if he didn’t want to.” 

“Anything worth doing is worth doing right.”

The things people say about us when we are young either curse us or bless us.

The words we speak to others can be either a curse or a blessing. All of the statements below could make anyone feel worthless, especially if they hear them over and over again.

 “Don’t you ever listen.”

“If it wasn’t for getting pregnant with you I could have gone to college. You ruined my 

life.”

“You can’t do anything right!”

“What is wrong with you?”

“You’re crazy!”

“You make me so angry.”

“You are the reason we can’t have anything nice.”

 “You’re useless.”

I struggled with unworthiness as a young woman and still do at times, but when I dedicated my life to God at the age of 25 I began to study the word of God. I discovered who I am is not determined by what others think of me. The Bible is filled with scripture telling us who we are and who we should place our trust in. 

 Proverbs 29:25 It is dangerous to be concerned with what others think of you, but if you trust the Lord, you are safe.

Psalm 118:8 It is better to take refuge in the LORD Than to trust in man.

Isaiah 26:3 You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.

Philippians 4:6-7 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Friends, if you struggle with self-doubt, unworthiness and feel unloved search God’s word. It is filled with love letters and words of confirmation to you. Email me if you would like a list of scriptures. Email me at ejstand@gmail.com

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