The dictionary defines aggrandizement as the act of aggrandizing, or the state of being aggrandized or exalted in power, rank, honor, or wealth; exaltation or enlargement.
We all live and intermingle with folks who have low self-esteem. Some we know about and others fool us. Or at least they try.
When a person has a low self-esteem many factors have played a role in shaping this subjective perception.
Some of these are…
* Their own thoughts and perceptions
* Other people
* School experiences
* Sports experiences
* Work experiences
* Illness, disability or injury
* Role and status in society
Some try to nervously try to hide it, some use it as a trophy for attention getting and others mask it with silly or outlandish humor to distract you and me from knowing it. (However that’s like covering a pimple with makeup. It only draws more attention to it.)
These people seek out attention, positions of authority and some even do acts of mercy and benevolence while on the surface may seem genuine but they are really disingenuous. While we are made to believe that they are good people wanting to do good deeds, the real deed here is them wanting you to express gratitude and appreciation to them.
It’s sad to see people of low self-esteem thriving on the emotional drug of attention getting to fulfill a need in their life. It only increases the habitual use of such and never remedies the problem.
It is especially true in the ministry. There are people with low self-esteem that go into the ministry so that their ego and low self esteem will continuously be fed this “milk.” However, that which they try to eradicate in their only lives in this manner only begets others with the same problem who are influenced by their ministry. Remember, birds of a feather flock together.
Jesus Christ, the freedom fighter and the relationship builder is the only cure for the low self-esteemed. Low self-esteem can be improved as one looks outward to others instead of inward. Some introspection is a good thing. However, constant introspection keeps you from seeing the beauty on the outside of the house; the bright sunshine, the nice breeze of the wind, the beautiful clouds and the blue sky.
Admit you’ve been feeding off of the compliments of others for breakfast, lunch and dinner (and sometime snacks). Quit being the center of attention.It just makes you look even worse.
You know it. I know it. All the American people know it. However more than that, God knows it. Give it to him.
That’s what I think about it.