There are so many times in life that we feel inadequate or unintelligent. I could tell you that everyone goes through these feelings, but that isn’t going to solve the problem of a poor self-image. I guess time will heal some of the old wounds from our youth, and we’ll overcome them, allowing us to continue to pursue our dreams. When our goals are beyond our capability, we often set ourselves up for failure. When our own expectations exceed our abilities, we also set ourselves up for a fall. Each time we try, and fail is like adding another scar or wound that won’t easily heal. Eventually those scars become constant reminders of fails in our journey and drive us deeper into depression.

When we compare ourselves to others, the same thing happens. We’re setting our goals outside of our abilities and that doesn’t always lead to success. If we consider ourselves as unique individuals, we have a much better chance of living up to our expectations. Think of it this way – God, the Creator of all things made you. You are not like everyone else. You have been specifically designed with talents, abilities, characteristics which will bring something very unique to the table. You have so much to offer. The things within you have no limit when you accept that fact. God doesn’t make mistakes. People do.

This week, I’m taking a look at self-worth. For many, many years I struggled with this issue. I never felt up to par in whatever I tried to achieve. I considered myself a insignificant worker ant in the colony. I could do the grunt work, but never felt capable enough to do the creative, the intellectual or the spiritual work God had built into me. For a long time, my self-worth was at a low point. Until I realized how much God truly loves me, I wasn’t capable of loving myself.

Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”



As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on
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  1. Lifetime Chicago says:

    Your writing is exceptional and each day you bring hope to your readers!

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  2. ken riddles says:

    Great Post Kathy – copied and pasted for future reference. 👍🙂

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  3. tamweary says:

    You writing always inspires me…I’m sure many of your readers have wanted to be grafted in or adopted into that ant colony, just to have access to your wealth of wisdom and to hear of your great sense of humor!! I’m glad you are tackling this topic. When we openly address the thing that satan uses to persecute us secretly, we have pulled the rug out from under him and have loosed his footing. Thanks Kathy💕

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    • says:

      I spend a lot of time kicking that old devil out. There are times when I really let him have it. I appreciate your kind words Tam. When we spend so much of ourselves on trying to lift others up, we love to hear words like that. I truly enjoy your writing too❤️

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  4. Thank you Kathy. Many of us bear our own scars, usually hidden by the passing years’ calendar pages. Fortunately, God has taught me patience, which has helped me to find His open door for each new chapter in my life. This has taken a lifetime to fully understood.

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  5. davidkitz says:

    You are valued, Kathy! What joy you bring.

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