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Ep.07 - Overcoming Low Self - Esteem

There are many voices which seek to define us as women. The pressure to live up to the standards imposed on us can be overwhelming and, for some, can lead to feelings of inadequacy and insecurity which in turn give way to a negative self- image and low self-esteem.

 

In this episode, we treat the issue of low self-esteem. Our guests, a panel of women from the Cornerstone African House of Praise in Singapore, discuss the causes and effects of low self-esteem. In heartfelt dialogue, we examine how our self-image can be influenced by painful experiences which have left deep seated wounds. Listen to these women share how low self-esteem is the inability to see ourselves the way God sees us, and how God desires to restore our understanding of who we are in Him. We trust that by the end of this episode you will appreciate that it is possible to overcome Low Self-Esteem by aligning our lives to God’s truth.

 

Episode Highlights:

 (3:30) What is self-esteem.

(5:20) If my perceptions of myself are negative, can this still be considered an honest feeling?

(7:20) Why do we see our self the way we do? What influences our thoughts about our self?

(8:45) Who is setting your standards?

(9:50) Who told you that you were anything other than what God has called you to be as His child?

(13:10) We have allowed people and situations to define us, but it is up to us to reject anything that contradicts what God has said concerning us.

(15:50) How to unearth things that may have happened in childhood and overcome the negatives.

(29:00) Consequences of low self-esteem.

(39:45) Why being confident is not just an option for a godly woman, but a necessity.

Ep06: Fainorah Bosibori - Wisdom is the principal thing

"Wisdom Is The Principal Thing"

 A Godly woman is mandated by God to build and to give life. To do this she requires wisdom and insight that can only come from God himself. A woman of wisdom understands why King Solomon said, wisdom is the principal thing.

Our featured guest on this episode of Couch Conversations, Fainorah Bosibori, speaks to us about relying on God’s divine wisdom to ensure uncompromised success.

 

Episode notes:

 

(0:00 - 2:00) Intro
 
(2:00) The heart behind the Keys of the Kingdom series
 
(3:30) Get to know our guest, Fainorah Bosibori
 
(6:00) What is  wisdom and what does being wise really entail?
 
(9:15) The difference between knowledge and wisdom in general, and how should each be treated by a godly women.
 
(11:28) Understanding the shunning of evil in the pursuit of wisdom. Wisdom leads to reward, as in the story of Ruth. Wisdom gives the power to disarm the enemy and overcome opposition.
 
(15:15) Characteristics of a wise woman.  
 
(25:00) As women, how do we come to a place where our emotions are kept in check so that we do not respond in a way that is not wise. The importance of Mentors.
 
(29:00) How do I remain silent, be discerning, and not feel weak in times of unfairness.
 
(31:00) Can everyone woman be a woman of wisdom?
 
(34:53) Distinguishing between the wisdom of the world, and the wisdom of God.
 
(35:30) Wisdom is the principal thing.
 
(36:44) Women of wisdom examples in the bible to study further.
 
(44:00) The consequences of not walking in wisdom.
 
(49:00) A wise woman builds her house, but the foolish…
 
(50:00) Practical steps to ensure you are cultivating/nurturing a spirit of a wisdom.

 

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Couch Conversations is brought to you by Hummingbird Journeys, a faith-based counselling and emotional support agency. You may connect with us via the following:

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Ep05: Samantha Uwazuruonye - The Word of God is a woman’s sword and shield

"The Word of God is a Woman's Sword and Shield"

 

A woman of the word does not trust in her own intelligence or abilities. She understands that the Word of God is the final authority on all matters and she finds comfort, security and strength in this Word. By filling her bosom with the Word, she is always ready to bless or to strike, as the Lord leads. 

Our featured guest on this episode of Couch Conversations is Samantha Uwazuruonye. She shares how our language changes as we feed on the Word of God and how she relies on the Word to fight for her.

 

Couch Conversations is brought to you by Hummingbird Journeys, a faith-based counselling and emotional support agency. You may connect with us via the following:

www.hummingbirdjourneys.com

www.facebook.com/hummingbirdjourneys

www.instagram.com/hummingbirdjourneys/

Or email us directly at: hello@hummingbirdjourneys.com

Ep04: Samantha Uwazuruonye - Being a Woman of Faith

"God Is Able"

A woman of faith knows how to use the key of faith to unlock the desires of her heart and live out the abundant promises of God. This woman battles disappointments, hurts and confusion; and she experiences many losses over the course of her life. Nonetheless, she confidently embraces one foundational truth "God is able and everything He does is for my good."

 

Our featured guest on this episode of Couch Conversations is Samantha Uwazuruonye. Samantha's life story has God's hand prints all over it! Listen and be encouraged as she shares how she's learnt to be a woman of faith.

 

Couch Conversations is brought to you by Hummingbird Journeys, a faith-based counselling and emotional support agency. You may connect with us via the following:

www.hummingbirdjourneys.com

www.facebook.com/hummingbirdjourneys

www.instagram.com/hummingbirdjourneys/

Or email us directly at: hello@hummingbirdjourneys.com

Ep03: Mrs Crystal Bumhira - What It Means To Be A Woman Of Authority

"Speak It and See It"

 

A woman of authority understands who she is In Christ. She is fully aware of the right she has been given to legislate her affairs and to call to order the things which affect her and her household. Her confessions shift atmospheres and call the desires of her heart into being.

Our featured guest on this episode of Couch Conversations is Mrs Crystal Bumhira. Using her own personal experiences as a reference point, Crystal shares how a woman's tongue is powerful and how her confessions are used to shape her life.

 

Couch Conversations is brought to you by Hummingbird Journeys, a faith-based counselling and emotional support agency. You may connect with us via the following:

www.hummingbirdjourneys.com

www.facebook.com/hummingbirdjourneys

www.instagram.com/hummingbirdjourneys/

Or email us directly at: hello@hummingbirdjourneys.com

 

Bridge Episode: Kareem Lee - The Heart Behind Couch Conversations

In this release, our host - Kareem Lee shares the heart behind Couch Conversations.

Kareem highlights the importance of creating safe spaces where women heal emotionally, grow spiritually, and receive information and support which emboldens them to live victorious lives in Christ. She discusses the gap in Christian dialogue and how safe spaces and transparent conversations are tools to dismantle the enemy's strategy of leveraging guilt and shame.

 

Kareem also gives a preview of two upcoming series that are soon to be launched here on the Couch Conversations podcast:

Series One, Keys to the Kingdom; an educational series which encourages women to understand the authority they have been given in Christ, complete with practical teachings to make it easier to apply to daily life.

Series Two, In HIS Eyes; a three-part inspirational series which stirs women to see themselves the way God sees them. This series examines matters of self-esteem, overcoming inferiority complexes, breaking cycles of failure, and recognising and addressing toxic relationships.

 

Couch Conversations is brought to you by Hummingbird Journeys, a faith-based counselling and emotional support agency. You may connect with us via the following:

www.hummingbirdjourneys.com

www.facebook.com/hummingbirdjourneys

www.instagram.com/hummingbirdjourneys/

Or email us directly at: hello@hummingbirdjourneys.com

 

 

Ep02: Pastor Hazeil R. Miñoza - Overcoming Shame, Guilt and Regret

"We can overcome. The power belongs to us to overcome. At some point we need to make a conscious decision not to surrender that power to the enemy and his lies." ~Pastor Hazeil R. Miñoza

In this episode, Pastor Hazeil R. Miñoza speaks about overcoming shame, guilt and regret; leaving the past behind and moving forward in God.

Pastor Hazeil is a visionary servant leader who has a heart to reach the lost and respond to the needs of the poor and downtrodden. She leads the Filipino Congregation of the Cornerstone Community Church Singapore in a dynamic way and is passionate about seeing every Filipino be on fire for God.

Ep01: Valerie Nezianya - Intentionally Pursuing Purpose

Living in the full knowledge of God's ordained purpose for our lives is the greatest sense of fulfillment that we could ever have as Christians. Otherwise, life is meaningless and has no eternal value. I have learnt that to live in my purpose is to live each day of my life completely focused on doing those things God created and equipped me for and daily enables me to accomplish, by His grace. It is primarily about impacting lives with the good news of Our Lord Jesus Christ through a channel God has entrusted you to use and becoming a God’s vessel for the divine purpose of demonstrating His unconditional love. This is not self-ambition, but rather living selflessly for the purposes of God. This is an unmerited favour of God, a huge privilege, and a level in life to be greatly desired.

 

I therefore invite you to join us for this first episode of Couch Conversations by Hummingbird Journeys as we share our hearts and journeys with you. We trust that by God's grace, you too will shortly begin your own journey to discovering and fulfilling God's purpose and will for your life, in Jesus' name we pray, Amen.

~ Valerie Nezianya

 

Pastor (Mrs.) Valerie Charles Chike Nezianya is our podcast guest this week, speaking to us about what it means for a woman to Intentionally Pursue Purpose.

 

Pastor Valerie is recklessly and wholeheartedly in love with Jesus! And has been called to nations and separated for an end-time purpose. She is passionate about proclaiming the good news of the Lord and Master, Jesus Christ, and about her ministry to women and families. She currently co-pastors the Cornerstone African House of Praise in Singapore with her beloved husband, Charles. She is an author, a banker, and a highly blessed mother of two double-portion children, Zachary and Juanita.

 

If you're a woman who is looking for more resources and support to help you navigate life through the lens of faith, you can connect with Hummingbird Journeys via www.hummingbirdjourneys or Instagram and Facebook @hummingbirdjourneys. Also, remember to subscribe to this Couch Conversations podcast for fortnightly heart to heart conversations with real women of faith that are sure to encourage and inspire.