Low self-esteem is one of the biggest reasons why people become depressed and give up on life. In today's society it makes perfect sense. When you pick up an article, all you read about are the stories of celebrities and "famous" people progressing in life. Unless people know who you are in life, you are considered a nobody. But is this true? Well, the answer to that question is purely up to the reader. However, in reality, we are all human beings who cry, laugh, smile, desire to be loved and in the end we die. Regardless of what the media tells you, in the end the same thing happens to everyone. We cannot take all of the values that we work for with us, nor will we ever have that opportunity.
"Man's fate is like that of the animals; the same fate awaits them both; As one dies, so dies the other. All have the same breath; man has no advantage over the animal. Everything is meaningless
Maybe by now, you are asking what do "famous" people have to do with you? Or maybe you are thinking that just because you are not Kate Middleton or the President of the United States, that you are not worth as much. This is false thinking that is embraced by society and most everyone in it. However, one of the most important thing that every man, woman and child needs to understand about life is that NO ONE is better than you. It does not matter what the media says or who they deify. You are just as precious as the people who are reported on the news. Although many people will not admit to it, hearing things about others constantly on the news as though they are the second coming, can make you feel down right low. And the accomplishments that you achieve can easily be forgotten by yourself if you allow the media and everyone else to determine who you are by comparing your achievements with someone else.
"Each one should test his own should test his owns actions. Then he can take pride in himself, without comparing himself to somebody else (Galations 6:4)."
So, today, one of the biggest things that individuals need to recognize in order to move forward in life is that YOU are valued. YOUR life is precious and there is nothing or no one who is better. And if you were truly honest with yourself, the people who inspire you the most, have probably never graced the cover of a magazine, written a book or an article, but yet they have changed your heart and your life. And if one heart can change one life, then imagine what you can do if for one second you focus on what you have been given and value yourself....
"Then Peter began to speak: "I now realize how true is is that God does not show favortism (Acts 10:34)."
Written By: Te-Shandra Haskett, MBA