Breaking Inferiority Complex-3

Numbers 13:33 “We saw the Nephilim there (the descendants of Anak come from the Nephilim). We seemed like grasshoppers in our own eyes, and we looked the same to them.””(NIV)
…From yesterday…
Inferiority complex is therefore a feeling of inadequacy, feeling nobody needs me, feeling of worthlessness or not being as skillful as the other person. It is a persistent sense of inadequacy or a tendency to underrate oneself and one’s abilities.
Some people refer to inferiority complex as grasshopper complex as well. The truth is that we are programmed to see ourselves in a certain way by the words people speak to us and our experiences in life.
If the words we hear are positive and our experiences wonderful, then we usually have a good self-image. But obviously, what we experience most times is the exact opposite.
This breaks down our self worth, giving us inferiority complex and then we start feeling like grasshoppers.
So what are the major causes of inferiority complex?
A bible scholar by name Vickie Kraft, classified the causes of inferiority complex into three major categories; consistent disapproval, unbalanced approval, and being habitually controlled.
In consistent disapproval, we see a situation where a child grows up in an environment where his best is never enough. A child that constantly receives negative messages throughout his childhood will develop this syndrome. I’ve seen children told by their parents that they were unwanted babies.
Some children were seldom praised for accomplishments. If they came home with all A’s and one B, instead of praise for the A’s, the question would be “Why didn’t you get A in this subject also?” If a person is never able to please his or her parents, it’s easy to grow up with feelings of inferiority.
It’s even possible for you to be working for such a boss who never praises you for your good work.
To be continued…
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