Self-esteem is a concept we talk about and think about a lot in our culture. In his great book “Jesus The Greatest Therapist Who Ever Lived” author Dr. Mark W. Baker tells the story of Prime Minister Winston Churchill meeting and awarding the Victoria Cross for courage and bravery to New Zealander James Allen Ward at Mr. Churchill’s home at 10 Downing Street. While trying to strike up a conversation with the hero Mr. Churchill found that Mr. Ward was uncomfortable and awestruck by being in the prime minister’s presence and had a hard time talking to him.

“Churchill then said, ‘You must feel very humble and awkward in my presence.’

Looking down at his feet Ward quietly replied, Yes, sir. I do.’

Without hesitating Churchill said, ‘Then you can imagine how awkward and humble I feel in yours.”

Just reading that exchange gives me goosebumps.

The author goes on to say that Winston Churchill displayed true self-esteem with that comment.

Using Jesus’ earthly life as an example, He goes on to say that Jesus was confident about who He was and therefore could be open to others without having the need to impress them and could let others get to know who He really was.

What a great explanation about what true self-esteem is. A confident assurance of who (whose) you are that frees you up to be totally and completely free and open with others.



About menmourningmoments

I'm happily married, the Father of 2 sons and 2 daughters and 4 beautiful grandchildren. Death is all around us but somehow we've managed to distance ourselves from it. Men, Mourning, Moments is about how the death of my son awakened me to life & the desire to seize every moment as though it were my last. It's about making sense of life in the good times and bad and allowing GOD to carry me and teach me through the hard times in life.
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4 Responses to Self-esteem

  1. Amy says:

    I love this!!


  2. Thanks for commenting Amy.


  3. robertdyson says:

    The understanding that the God of the universe thought of us, made us, intimately knows us and loves us, should allow us to be free to be ourselves without fear of rejection. Because we are accepted and loved by the One who really matters, who loves perfectly and who is the source of love and life. When we do, we allow others to be themselves also. Besides, I don’t really make a good Mason, nor do you make a good Rob.


  4. Well said Rob, thanks for sharing.


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