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Blessed is the person who trusts the LORD. The LORD will be his confidence. He will be like a tree that is planted by water. It will send its roots down to a stream. It will not be afraid in the heat of summer. Its leaves will turn green. It will not be anxious during droughts. It will not stop producing fruit. Jeremiah 17:7-8
Our culture is obsessed with positive self-esteem, but tends to try to develop it by taking away all challenges, decision, risk or character development through truth, reality and hardship. We have it backwards. Like happiness, self esteem and inner confidence doesn't stem from false props, but from learning to live confidently despite pain and problems. It's having a solid foundation in truth to help us through the tough times.
A house is solid and stable only when it rests on a firm foundation. So it is with confidence and self-esteem. The only true foundation is Jesus Christ.
If we want positive self esteem and inner confidence for ourselves and our children, we need to build on the solid foundation of God and His Word.