Listen to the full audio here: Episode 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.
(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.
"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.
(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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