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Proverbs 23:7 presents a great truth about every individual: "For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he." How you think about you is deciding, and will determine, whether or not you are strengthening or sabotaging yourself as a Christian.

The first thing essential to getting along well in the Christian life and avoiding self sabotage is that you be very careful not to think more highly of yourself than you ought to think (Rom. 12:3;1 Cor. 4:7). When you do this, you set yourself up for the fall and the potential world of hurt that inevitably results from pride (Prov. 16:18). God especially hates pride, and the more you understand it and reverence God, the more you'll hate it too. See Prov. 6:16 and 8:13.

A second way of avoiding self sabotage is by being careful not to think less of yourself than you should think (2 Cor. 10:12). Christians do this when they deny the God-given power and potential they have to bring glory to God and good into their own lives and the lives of others. This sort of sabotage is prevented as we remember (1) that Jesus has "loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, and hath made us kings and priests unto God," (2) that we "can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth us," (4) that "we are more than conquerors through him that loved us," and (5) that "If God be for us, who can be against us?" (Rev. 1:5; Phil. 4:13; Rom. 8:37, 32).

If you aren't thinking either too highly or to lowly of yourself, don't start. If you are thinking either too highly or too lowly of yourself, stop it right now. Don’t give place to the devil and commit self sabotage with inappropriate thoughts that you think about you.

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