Another way that we tend to err is self image and what we think of ourselves. Some of us struggle with a low self-image that was planted into our psyche by people from our past. Others have an exaggerated view of themselves.
Paul addresses how to handle our self-image in Romans 12:3. He says:
For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you.
So, what’s the key to a balanced self image? Sober judgment and measuring ourselves based on how much faith God has given us. That’s an interesting measuring stick.
So, instead of measuring yourself by the voices of others, or your own internal voice which may not be accurate, how about measuring yourself according to God and the faith he’s given you. Not a bad idea.
(P.S. Did you know that I was raising money for Patrick Henry Family Services -- going to the gym 100 times for at least 20 minutes to raise money for our great programs. Check it out here).