Are You Out of Touch with Reality?
Your current reality is the reality that you have accepted. Your self-esteem and self worth are dependent upon who you think you are at this moment. It may seem to be your reality at this moment, but is it really a false reality?
There is no lack of information these days about self-esteem. Books, classes, seminars and web sites are full of suggestions to help you with your self-image. But, is what you believe about yourself true reality or is it false reality.
Most people will agree that the clear picture that you have of yourself in your mind is who you really are. That picture may be based on what others think or say about you, what job or occupation you have, your education or social standing, or even your bank account. Simply put, your self-image is based on information that you have accepted. But, is it the true reality of who you really are?
Just because someone chooses to base their self worth on facts or circumstances about themselves does not mean that that is their true reality. It may be the reality that they have chosen for the moment, but it isn't necessarily true.
For example, if someone has no money in the bank, they may choose to accept that they are a poor person. Their self-esteem would be very low, based on the lack of money that they have. They can accept that reality, and live in it. But does having no money make you a poor person? If that were true then anyone who has a low bank balance would be destined to be poor, and we know that is not the case.
Your current reality is your reality because you have accepted it. Your opinions of yourself, your self-image, your self-esteem and your self worth are all dependent on who you think you are at this moment. It may be your reality at this moment, but could it be a false reality?
Suppose a person thinks that they are George Washington living in 1776. We would all readily agree that they are out of touch with reality. But for them, as delusional as they may be, because of what they have accepted in their minds, that is their reality.
The Creator designed all of us to have free will. It is your freedom of will that allows you to accept any reality you want to, whether it is a true reality or a false reality.
The amazing part is that God never intended for people to fail! He designed us to be successful and to live abundantly. Whenever a Christian thinks less of himself than what God thinks of him, that person is truly out of touch with reality. And again, your reality will be whichever reality you choose to accept.
So, what is God's opinion of you? How does He really see you? As a Christian, in His sight you are righteous, which means you are right in His sight. Nothing can separate you from His love. He is on your side so that you can be victorious in every situation in life. Now that is true reality.
You can accept what God has said as your reality, or look at the current facts and circumstances around you and accept that instead. Whatever reality you accept in your life, is what you will continue to see manifested.
People who see themselves as failures consistently fail. People who see themselves as not smart rarely gain new knowledge. People that go around saying, "I never get a break," seldom do.
The thoughts you have allowed in your mind, develop roots in your heart and become your core beliefs. These core beliefs then form your self-worth. But, because it all starts with a thought, you can begin to change your reality by first changing your thoughts.
Why not accept who God says that you really are? Why not accept and expect His help and direction in every category of your life? You can change the facts and circumstance in your life by changing your reality!
That is true reality!
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