Winning the Battle Against Issues of Self Worth
This weekend, I had the amazing opportunity to speak alongside the Aspire Women’s Events team. There truly is no greater privilege than sharing the hope of Jesus! I love writing about right here in this space and I love getting to connect with you via email and social media (even though I can sometimes fall behind!). But there is something different about speaking eyes-to-eyes with women. It’s those moments of prayer and those moments where you see God at work and believe that women are stepping toward hope – stepping toward freedom![bctt tweet=”Seeing others step towards claiming wholeness in Christ-well,there’s just no greater privilege! #hope #selfworth #victory” username=”lori_schumaker”]
Many of you know my story – or most of it anyway. It’s a story of a young broken girl who didn’t have self-worth. The brokenness of longing to be worthy of love and the pain of never feeling enough directed my every step. It lead me into painful experiences and layer upon layer of shame.
He changed all of that.
But I needed to do my part, as well. We can’t just ask God to heal all our wounds but continue to make the same unhealthy choices.
So, Saturday evening I shared my story, God’s Truth about our self worth, and the intentional steps I needed (and still need) to take toward victory over the shame.
Friends, my prayer for you is that you, too, claim victory over any shame or issues of self-worth that may be haunting you. It’s so important because it affects every single relationship we have and it affects how fully we live life on this side of the cross.[bctt tweet=”My prayer for you is that you, too, claim victory over any shame haunting you #hope #selfworth” username=”lori_schumaker”]
Hope from Friends
Not too very long ago, I ventured over to Journeying by Faith and met Lureta. She has the sweetest spirit and in her post, she wrote about self-worth ♥ I’d tell you more about her post, but I think it’s better if you read it yourself! So, read the little clip below and then jump on over to visit her! Plan to be inspired and challenged. And, I know I probably do not need to remind you, but just because the Mama and teacher in me has to come out sometimes … Please give this sweet lady some comment and share love! 🙂 You won’t regret it ♥
You can have the ideal body, the intelligence of Einstein and the bank account of untold fortune; the epitome of perfection, and still struggle with your self-worth.
Many of us grew up in unhealthy environments. Ugly words, abuse, neglect and lack of affirmation has negatively impacted how we feel about ourselves. Others of us see our self through the tainted vision of the mistakes and the bad choices we’ve made in the past. Our own critical opinion, along with those engraved in us from past experiences, has become our inner voice. When combined with the tarnished views of society, these are the measuring sticks we use for our personal worth. As a result, there is no better way to devalue who we are.
SO HOW ARE WE TO KNOW OUR TRUE WORTH AND VALUE?
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So true that there is just something different and special about meeting eyes with the people who are receiving our words. I’m glad to hear that things went well at Aspire — Blessings to you, Lori!
Thank you, Michele, it was a tremendous blessing to have this opportunity! Blessings!
I wish I’d paid better attention. I just moved to Prescott Valley and missed the opportunity to attend Aspire…maybe next year!
Oh, I’m sorry we didn’t get to connect, Debbie! Hopefully soon! Aspire was wonderful – you’ll love it!
Yes, written words are wonderful (I thank God for them!), but spoken words can take things to a deeper level. I’m glad you had the opportunity and you took it to speak into women’s lives! I’m sure it was very inspiring to be there. Thanks, Lori. You truly do always give hope.
Thank you so much, Lisa! I love being able to connect with women and to share what God lays on my heart. What a blessing this opportunity has been!!
Grateful for the blessing of your experience, Lori and for the women who God ministered deeply to in the midst of your story!
Thank you, Crystal. It’s the story that God has written, and it’s a full-circle moment, now, to see how He is using it!
Lori, I am so excit d for you with this opportunity to share what God has put in your heart you go girl. Wish I could attend.
Thank you so much, Maree! It would be a blessing to connect with you in real life, friend!
There is nothing like connecting with other women, sharing our stories, and letting Jesus love on us as we love on each other. So, excited that you are able to get out there and bless women through your story, Lori! Hugs!!
Thank you so much, Deb! You’re right – we were created for connection and having that in person is a tremendous blessing! Thank you, Deb! Hugs!!
Lori, how wonderful that you were able to share with so many face to face. You are always encouraging in word and I am sure God used you in the lives of those who were present. It is always wonderful to join you here!
Thank you, Joanne! Yes, it was my prayer to be encouraging in person, and that God would work through what I shared. Thank you for being here, Joanne!
Hi Lori, Happy Monday! The Aspire tour sounds wonderdul! I wonder when you are coming to my neck of the woods? (NY) LOL! :o)
Thank you so much for hosting another fine moments of hope link up.
Have a blessed week,
Tiffiney @ WelcomeHomeMinistry.com
Hi Tiffiney! Thank you so much for your kind words! I have no idea what God has ahead, but if I’m ever headed your way, I’ll let you know! 😉
Thank you for being here this week! Blessings!!
Thanks for hosting!
Thanks for stopping by, Sherry!
Woo hoo, Lori! I knew you would do an incredible job! I’m certain your message and ministry is going to go far, girlfriend! Thanks so much for the linkup too!
Thank you so much – I truly appreciate your encouragement! And thank you for stopping by this week! Blessings!