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Having a Balanced View of One's Self

Updated on June 20, 2012

How much or how less do you think of yourself?

Romans 12:3: For through the undeserved kindness given to me, I tell everyone those among you not to think more of himself than it is necessary to think. But to think so as to have a sound mind, each one as Hod has distributed to him a measure of faith.

In the society we live in today, there are two types of people.

One who is overtly confident about himself and the other being overtly discouraged about what he has become. Coming from two separate points of life's idealism, these particular individuals see themselves based on how others criticize them and how they are able to reach the standards set for them by the society.

True to its sense, it is often hard to make constructive definition of one's self when he is guided by the standards purely expected of him by the society that surrounds him. Relatively, it could be analyzed that somehow, it is the capacity of one to accept the present matters that makes it easier for him to become more reasonable with himself.

True, others may have been successful as they have desired. Question is, should they brag about such status as much as it does create a sense of overly confident individual among themselves hence causing them to be haughty?

On the other hand, should a person who seems to have not reached the expectations set for him the society and by those people closest to him be ashamed of himself as much as he comes to the point of despising his being?

The sound admonition of the bible text presented above reminds us to become more aware of the fact that it is our faith in God that defines us. It is the manner by which we trust in Him that makes us more worthy of the life we are living. The mark that the people or even ourselves might put on our reputation as a human individual would never amount to the worth that God is giving us especially when we remain loyal in his side.

Living life alongside God's guidance is what is important. Doing so would protect us from destructive effects of haughtiness and the depressing impact of self disappointment. Every time we fell less or much of ourselves, we ought to remind ourselves of the words of Romans 12:13 and note that it is God's mark that is more important than that of human's....


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