How a Lack of Self-Love Can Detour Your Kingdom Journey

by | Aug 12, 2019 | Family & Relationships

Is it possible that your lack of self-love and unworthiness are actually sabotaging your journey?

Over and again, I have watched a lack of personal value produce mindsets of unworthiness that will keep people from receiving love from God and the people He sends their way. It will also condition you to deflect blessings that come your way.

This unworthiness may seem like humility at first, but it’s not. It is actually hidden self-hatred, and it will sabotage your potential.

Unworthiness Deflecting Love

Unworthiness keeps relationships at a plateau, where you cannot seem to go any further. That is because there is an internal war over whether or not you are qualified to take part in the goodness, love and acceptance that is available.

Every time loves arrives, it gets deflected back.

Unworthiness keeps people from rising to higher levels. Each time there are new opportunities, you sabotage them because of the self-hatred and self-rejection that is within your heart.

People can blame other people for the breakdown of relationships. But if we do not love ourselves, relationships will end up becoming sabotaged continually until we break the pattern.

Is Unworthiness Holding You Back?

Many want a greater life, but their internal unworthiness holds them back.

Unworthiness will cause you to doubt your own personal potential.

When love and blessings are manifesting in your life, you won’t know what to do with it.

Have you ever gotten a very generous gift from someone that overwhelms you? Maybe it’s a generous gift of money, a trip or some gift of value that took you by surprise. When the blessing is given to you, do you spend an inordinate amount of time trying to reject it, or even give it back, simply because you are uncomfortable with being blessed in this way?

Furthermore, once the gift is received, do you feel you have to act extra good around this person, so they don’t regret down the road that they gave you that gift? Unworthiness is an enemy that won’t let you receive the blessings.

Unworthiness and Passivity

It may be possible that you are not taking action today because you don’t feel worth being loved.

A person with unworthiness will always stand in the back relationally and never come to the front. When I preach to crowds and present a new level people can step into, unworthiness steals the opportunity. Instead of stepping up to the call, people fall back in defeatism, “I’ll never be able to get to that level.”

Maybe you say, “This is for others, but not for me.”

Give to Others, But Not for Yourself

Many people with unworthiness can work tirelessly to help others, but their inner heart life is eroding, because they never truly receive for themselves what they give out to others.

Our worth and value first come out of God creating us as His fearfully and wonderfully made creation. We have been made worthy by the blood Jesus Christ shed on the cross, giving us the ability to stand and receive everything that God the Father has for us. Part of receiving all that God has is to embrace with gratitude the worth that God sees over you.

We do not have to cower back in fear; we need not pass the plate to someone else. We may freely partake of the Father’s blessings.

How do we make the change? Focus your heart on gratitude, thanking God for the worth that He sees in you.

Could it be that the thing preventing you from taking in the full depth of God’s love is this subtle stronghold of unworthiness? Step out and receive your worth today! {eoa}

Mark DeJesus has served as an experienced communicator since the 1990s. As a teacher, author, transformational consultant and radio host, Mark is deeply passionate about awakening hearts and equipping people towards personal transformation. He is gifted in helping people address the core issues that become limitations to their God-given identity and destiny. He is the author of numerous books and hundreds of teachings. Mark and his wife host a weekly online show called Transformed You, and he writes at markdejesus.com. His articles have been featured on sites like CharismaMag.com and Patheos.com. Mark and his wife, Melissa, enjoy each other and their precious children, Maximus and Abigail.

For the original article, visit markdejesus.com.

CHARISMA NEWSLETTERS

Stay up-to-date with current issues, Christian teachings, entertainment news, videos & more.

The latest breaking Christian news you need to know about as soon as it happens.

Prophetic messages from respected leaders & news of how God is moving throughout the world. 


MORE FROM CHARISMA

God’s Holy Interruption Is Coming Soon

God’s Holy Interruption Is Coming Soon

This past weekend I preached at The Roads Church, a charismatic congregation located in the tiny town of Norris City, Illinois. Located amid cornfields, the population is only 1,325, but almost that many people visit the church on weekends. They come from all over...

The Biblical Way to Rise Above Mediocre Expectations

The Biblical Way to Rise Above Mediocre Expectations

We spend a lot of life figuring out if we “measure up,” a phrase someone coined in the mid-1800s. Even in childhood, we begin comparing ourselves with siblings and kids at school, and it never seems to stop. The problem goes back to Cain and Abel, doesn’t it? Most of...

A Better Way to Witness to Others for Christ

A Better Way to Witness to Others for Christ

”Don’t you see how wonderfully kind, tolerant, and patient God is with you? Does this mean nothing to you? Can’t you see that his kindness is intended to turn you from your sin?” (Rom. 2:4). Looking retrospectively at my past as an atheist, I can see where God...

Why Does God Want Us to Speak with Tongues?

Why Does God Want Us to Speak with Tongues?

Why speak with tongues? There are many reasons for speaking in a spiritual language. Primarily, though, the Scriptures require it. The apostle Paul commanded us, saying, “Pray in the Spirit always” (Eph. 6:18). Jude commanded it in verse 20, saying, “Pray in the Holy...

RECENT ARTICLES

Why God’s Rebuilding is Better Than His Restoration

Often, I have prayed for the Lord to restore something in my life. Whenever I have gone through a hard season or a broken relationship, my prayers automatically petition the Lord to restore my...
Why America Must Adopt the Battle Cry of Isaiah

Why America Must Adopt the Battle Cry of Isaiah

A battle cry is used to summon armies to war. A loud, unified shout could intimidate the strongest of enemies. Confidence in battle often tilts the scale toward victory, whereas timidity, fear and cowardliness will surely lead to defeat. In these dreadful times, don’t...

Intentionally Raising a Godly Generation

Intentionally Raising a Godly Generation

Debbie put her faith in Christ at age 11. In fact, her whole family met Jesus at just about the same time. As her parents began growing in their faith, they nurtured growth in their children as well. Family Bible reading, prayer and talking about God’s leading in...

Prophecy: God Is Bringing About Swift Turnarounds

Prophecy: God Is Bringing About Swift Turnarounds

In the month of August, God is bringing swift turnarounds so that your hard places will become a wide-open field. God is bringing about divine connections in order to strengthen the body of Christ. He is releasing faith for radical generosity, divine strategy to...

End-Times Truth: The Rapture Reveals a Split Church

End-Times Truth: The Rapture Reveals a Split Church

There are several resurrections and raptures in the Bible. I cannot understand those who argue that because there is no mention of the word "rapture" in the Bible they do not believe in it. They only believe in the Second Coming of the Lord. Some arguments are no...

Pin It on Pinterest

[class^="wpforms-"]
[class^="wpforms-"]
[class^="wpforms-"]
[class^="wpforms-"]