Romans 12:3 and self evaluation

December 20th, 2012

Romans 12:3 says, “Because of the privilege and authority God has given me, I give each of you this warning: Don’t think you are better than you really are. Be honest in your evaluation of yourselves, measuring yourselves by the faith God has given us.”

Healthy self-esteem is important because some of us think too little of ourselves. While there are others who overestimate themselves.

I believe the key to an honest and accurate self evaluation is knowing the basis of our true self-worth—our identity in Christ.

Apart from Christ, we aren’t capable of very much by eternal standards. However in Him, we are infinitely valuable and capable of amazing things.

When we evaluate ourselves by the worldly standards of success and achievement, it can cause us to think too much about our worth in the eyes of others and thus miss your true value in God’s eyes.

Having the right view of ourselves is vital to be all we can be for Christ. This view must clearly be based on our level of faith God has given us and who God says we are in the Bible.

God Bless,
Dave