A RIDICULOUS REALITY: SEE YOURSELF THE WAY GOD SEES YOU
A lot of the time, we tend to see ourselves from the skewed or distorted lens of our mistakes, sins or weaknesses. We do not believe that we are worthy of much based on how our lives may or may not have turned out and judge ourselves harshly as a result; but God wants us to start seeing ourselves the way He sees us. To Him we are called, worthy, chosen, loved and gifted (See John 15:16).It's one thing not to believe in ourselves but its a completely different ball game when others don't and we allow them speak their short sighted perceptions of us into our lives. We let them judge us by everything they think is a disadvantage like our size, education, age or even background. A typical biblical character is David who was believed to be too small to kill Goliath and the same was spoken to him by Saul - 1 Samuel 17: 33. David did not see himself as Saul saw him but as God did and was confident in his God given abilities to kill Goliath who came out daily to taunt the armies of Israel - 1 Samuel 17: 34-37.
It can be a ridiculous reality indeed to see ourselves the way God sees us because we have made agreements with the voice of the enemy who tells us we are unworthy, incapable and weak because we struggle with addictions or anxieties and fears. God wants us to give Him our thoughts way before they become big problems we can't get free from. You may have a Saul in your life that tries to convince you that you are unskilled or untalented but before you make premature agreements with the enemy, give those thoughts to God and the Bible says that 'the peace of God which passes all understanding will guide your hearts and mind in Christ Jesus' - Philippians 4: 7.