You have to start believing in who you are and in how God sees you. I'm walking over to you right now, shaking you wildly by the shoulders and saying "you gotta believe it - you just got to!" For a good example of this, check out this guy.....
Judges 6: 11 - 18
The angel of the Lord came and sat down under the oak in Ophrah that belonged to Joash the Abiezrite, where his son Gideon was threshing wheat in a winepress to keep it from the Midianites. When the angel of the Lord appeared to Gideon, he said, “The Lord is with you, mighty warrior.”
“Pardon me, my lord,” Gideon replied, “but if the Lord is with us, why has all this happened to us? Where are all his wonders that our ancestors told us about when they said, ‘Did not the Lord bring us up out of Egypt?’ But now the Lord has abandoned us and given us into the hand of Midian.”
The Lord turned to him and said, “Go in the strength you have and save Israel out of Midian’s hand. Am I not sending you?”
“Pardon me, my lord,” Gideon replied, “but how can I save Israel? My clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my family.”
The Lord answered, “I will be with you, and you will strike down all the Midianites, leaving none alive.”
Gideon replied, “If now I have found favor in your eyes, give me a sign that it is really you talking to me. Please do not go away until I come back and bring my offering and set it before you.”
And the Lord said, “I will wait until you return.”
Gideon is outside going about his daily chores when suddenly the angel of God appears to him and calls him a mighty warrior. Gideon was like "excuse me? (looks around for someone else standing near by) and then turns back around and lists a whole bunch of reasons why the angel must be wrong and how he must have appeared to the wrong guy.
Sad to say but this is how so many believers are - they wont dare to believe in who God sees them as, instead they live a life of defeat, coupled with a defeated mindset. Truth is that the angel identified Gideon as the mighty warrior God still saw he would grow up in to. He did not identify Gideon as the small, weak man from the smallest clan! That's because God is not going to identify with the enemy of lies, He is after all the God of Truth and the truth is that you are everything He says you are and everything you are still to become!
Oh beloved if only you could see yourself through God's eyes - you would never doubt His magnificent Love for you. Today, come in to agreement with who God sees you to be, and nothing else. Ask God to show you how He feels about you and then believe it! If you are used to criticisng yourself, try this week to focus on the good things about yourself and stop the negative talk! Have an awesome weekend!