One of the most powerful lessons we pick up from the life of Jesus is that He had what I would call a sound self-image. His self-image was very good and healthy. This was why the devil could neither permeate nor puncture it, even by presenting him with negative but authentic pictures of His circumstance. It remained intact and impervious. Jesus had a sound self-image.
It is important you understand what I mean by a sound self-image. A sound self-image is a self-image that is completely disconnected from anything physical. It also has absolutely nothing to do with what anyone told you. In other words, a sound self-image is an image that has nothing to do with your success, failure, or circumstances.
For this reason, I want to encourage you not to build your self-image on what you have or what you don’t have. Don’t build it on who you know or who you don’t know. Ensure that it’s not in any way based on the circumstances of your life. Because whatever foundation you build on, the devil is going to attack it; and if it is not a spiritual foundation, if it is not a foundation that is based on God, he will ultimately destroy it.
Apostle Paul helps us wrap up this message in a very beautiful way. He gives us a wonderful advice on this:
“So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”
~2 Corinthians 4:18
In conclusion, I would like to ask you today, what have you fixed your eyes on? What are you using to assess yourself? What are your judgments about yourself based on? How sound is your self-image? A sound self-image is not based on any substantial or material effects. So, build your self-image based on the revelation of God’s word to you.