#47 Why Self-Esteem is not enough for our kids and what they need instead!

true-identity

Why is it so many members struggle with self-worth and self-esteem? I go over exactly that in this podcast! This week instead of a Spiritual Gift I go over Self Esteem vs. Identity and Potential. This is KEY for us and our children to realize before seeking Spiritual Gifts.
When asked, “How can we help those struggling with a personal challenge?” President Russell M. Nelson instructed, “Teach them their identity and their purpose.”

The KEY is to understand

WORTH vs WORTHY

We must understand and have  a testimony about our WORTH and BEING WORTHY! Both of them! We we just teach our kids to have worldly Self Esteem that can and probably will leave them.

Self-es·teem means – confidence in one’s own worth or abilities; self-respect.
Instead of Self Esteem let us fill our children, and our own souls, with the knowledge that we have Divine Worth that NEVER changes!
An AWESOME quote by president Hinckley I forgot to share!
“To you women, I wish to issue a challenge tonight. That challenge is to rise to the stature of the divine within you. As you have been reminded, yours is a godly inheritance. “I am a child of God” is not an idle or meaningless statement. You were there “when the morning stars sang together, and all the sons [and daughters] of God shouted for joy.” (Job 38:7.) You brought some of that inheritance with you when you came “trailing clouds of glory … from God who is our home.” (William Wordsworth, “Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood,” st. 5.) You were there when “there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon. …

 

“And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.” (Rev. 12:7, 9.) You were among those who chose to follow the plan of Him who became our Redeemer rather than the plan of him who became our adversary. Great and marvelous is your place in the plan of God our Eternal Father.”

 

–TALKS–

The talk that got me thinking why life long members do not believe their worth

https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2017/10/value-beyond-measure?lang=eng&country=au

AWESOME talk about Self Esteem!

https://speeches.byu.edu/talks/m-catherine-thomas_doer-deeds-speaker-words

Recent Talk about Spiritual Gifts

/https://speeches.byu.edu/talks/peggy-s-worthen_spiritual-gifts/

Knowing who you are by Brother Worthen (LOVE THIS)

https://speeches.byu.edu/talks/kevin-j-worthen_knowing-who-you-are/

You Matter to Him

https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2011/10/you-matter-to-him?lang=eng

Beautiful talk

https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2006/10/the-great-and-wonderful-love?lang=eng

Divine Discontent

https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2018/10/divine-discontent?lang=eng

A CLASSIC talk we can’t listen to enough!!!

https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2017/10/be-ye-therefore-perfect-eventually?lang=eng

 

I LOVE this video

https://www.lds.org/youth/video/our-true-identity?lang=eng

 

 

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