Self Image Reformation (Complete Series)

Part 1: Introduction It is amazing how easy it is for a person to create a false image of themselves and believe in that image. What goes into this image? From our early childhood onward, we develop an idea of who we are and who we should be. Our parents and other family members influenceContinue reading “Self Image Reformation (Complete Series)”

Self Image Reformation Part 5: Seek Jesus

The purpose of this article series has been to encourage myself and others to evaluate our false self-images so that we can find a new and better identity in Jesus Christ. It can be difficult to peel away the layers of identity we put on over time—either as a means of conforming to what thisContinue reading “Self Image Reformation Part 5: Seek Jesus”

Self Image Reformation Part 4: Ideals and Idols

An ideal is anything, such as a person or idea, that represents that which is suitable or perfect. The ideals we hold vary depending on what is most important to us. The severity of attachment to our ideals can also vary from harmless to deadly. There are many ideals. Here are a few: There areContinue reading “Self Image Reformation Part 4: Ideals and Idols”

Self Image Reformation Part 3: Positive Affirmations

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven (Matthew 5:3). First, what does it mean to be rich in spirit? I think this has to do with the spiritual attachments of a person. As mentioned previously, a person can be of many spirits, and the more consumed a person isContinue reading “Self Image Reformation Part 3: Positive Affirmations”

Self Image Reformation Part 2: Identity

To identify something, we must understand the qualities of the object we want to identify. What about identifying the self? What makes up the self? In the scripture, we see that a person is body, soul, and spirit. Is our identity wrapped up in our physical self, including appearance, race, and gender? It certainly seemsContinue reading “Self Image Reformation Part 2: Identity”