Do you spend a big part of your life trying to get people to accept you? Once you understand that God already accepts you, and that you “belong” to His dearly beloved Son, the acceptance of others will become less important to you. You see, when God approves of you, what difference does anyone else’s opinion make?
Don’t misunderstand me; you won’t become uncaring or unmoved by people. On the contrary, you’ll become more caring and more deeply moved by their needs – because now your own are being met by God!
The fact that God accepts you, transforms your prayer life. Once you realise that you have a direct pass to the throne room, you’ll stop trying to “talk God into hearing you.” You’ll realise that you can come boldly to Him at two o’clock in the morning, without worrying about waking Him up or disturbing Him. You can call on Him knowing that you’ll always be received with love and concern, regardless of the time of day, no matter where you are or what’s going on. He’ll hear you because “you belong!”
Once you grasp that, your low self-esteem will begin to heal, and your reluctance to approach Him with either your sins or your needs will vanish. Why? Because you’re loved! You’re accepted! Nothing and nobody can ever change that!