Jesus and Self-Esteem

One of the fundamental beliefs of Christianity is that Christians are to become like Christ.

It is important, however, to remember that Jesus was The Messiah. He was the only person in the world who was right in having a Messiah Complex.

You are not The Messiah. You will not and can not save the world. Nor can I. Wisdom will not die with you when you breathe your last breath. The world will get by without you. The same cannot be said concerning Christ.

Jesus Christ was/is the perfect God-man. He was perfect. He didn’t say dumb things. He did miracles that astounded everyone. He raised the dead!

If there was ever a person alive who should have had tremendous self-esteem, it was Christ.

So, show me the passages where Jesus goes on talking about how great He is? For every one you might think you are showing me, I can show you more that show Jesus telling others not to talk about Him, not to praise Him but His Father.

Jesus did not esteem Himself; He esteemed His Father.

Christ did not come in awesomeness to judge the world; He came humbly as a baby to save the world. If Jesus had as much of an inflated view of Himself as many Christians have, I can’t see Him dying on a cross to save a bunch of rotten sinners.

Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus.