For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of yourself more highly than you ought to think. Romans 12:3 NIV
How do you think of yourself? Is the way you think about yourself even close to the way God thinks about you? What ideas and concepts are different than the way God looks at you?
Either God knows who you really are or he doesn’t. Playing games with God is useless. It also leaves us vulnerable to the Devil’s schemes. Another part of the above verse is but to think with sober judgment.
We need to experience the reality of who we are. Once we experience this we can move to what God envisions for us. We have all sinned and God knows this.
That’s why He sent His son to bring us back to Him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent His Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. (I John 4:10)
If you think of yourself differently than God thinks, who is mistaken, you or God? Now God looks at us as sinners but never undervalues us. But God demonstrates His love toward us, in that, while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:6)
If you undervalue yourself and say you are just a bunch of bad DNA, you are not looking at yourself as God looks. You are marvelously and wonderfully made and you should never look at yourself as junk or think that God made you junk. I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knows right well. (Psalm 139:14 KJV)