If you and I had the billions of dollars made via the variety of materials produced in the last fifty years, well, we’d be wealthy! Most agree that the high esteem of our self is essential to just any level of success in the modern world.
With that opener may I share a statement from someone who begs to differ? His name in a minute:
“I work, and my money relaxes-that’s the way I look at it. I live pretty frugally. I’m a huge believer in low self-esteem. The only ones with high self-esteem are actors and criminals. I’m dyslexic. My mother would say, ‘Your gonna have to work twice as hard as the other kid to get the same thing,’ and that always seemed like a fair tradeoff. That’s always worked pretty well for me.”
WOW! Talk about going against the grain. You’re probably thinking, “this must be some wacko living in a tent made of table cloths. To be honest a glance at the jeans etc. of the speaker, you would think he never really amounted to much. So why is he the subject of a featured article in Money Mag? For one, he claims, “I know I’m pretty wealthy, but I live like someone who’s on their last dime!”
It must be stated that when this Icon states, ’ “I’m pretty,” most would at least chuckle.
For what it’s worth, let me say our subject is, in my opinion, the last of the great late night TV comedians.
Many of my fellow Christians seem to have the idea that they must have the highest self-esteem in the city or a least the group to which they associate. Others honestly believe “the clothes or lack thereof make the person.” Still, others have some sort of less than ideal problem such as Dyslexia.
I was friends with a man in rural Virginia who was sent from his cornfield to the local hospital where they discovered he had Polio and would spend the rest of his life in an Iron Lung. By trusting Jesus Christ, he learned to think and work hard and from an Iron Lung built the largest mail order Greeting Card company in the United States. I will always remember him with high esteem for Jesus and what God could do and did for Him. Here’s key:
Colossians 1:27 To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. (NKJV).
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