God created every one of us with equal worth and value.
Some people are still figuring this out, though. There are some who believe they do not have much value at all. They get down on themselves, belittling their individuality, feeling like they aren’t smart enough to succeed in their efforts, or witty enough to have healthy social relationships, or worthy enough to be respected by peers, co-workers or family members. Psychologists may label this attitude, low self-esteem. But in Christian Science, it’s a cry to understand the individuality of man from a spiritual point of view.
God didn’t make superior mortals and inferior mortals. God made man immortal. Each of us possess an incredibly awesome individuality made in the likeness of God that is filled with spectacular worth and value. Each of us are equally needed in the universal scheme of things. We are all important. Each of us has incredible value. Each of us have an indispensable role to play in reflecting the fullness and specialness of God.
If one feels inferior, they’re measuring their individuality in a material way, and this is the mistake that is leading to depressing self-evaluations.
If one evaluates their individuality from a spiritual point of view, they will see how special and wonderful they are from God’s point of view.
God gives each of us the ability to express wit, intelligence, good sense, worth and value. When we live true to our spiritual individuality, the qualities of God we reflect command respect. And they make us feel much better about ourselves.
It’s not what other people think that matters. Its what God knows, and we live, that counts.
God has a very high opinion of each of us. Reflecting the divine image, He thinks we’re all equally wonderful. We can see the same.
“The admission to one’s self that man is God’s own likeness sets man free to master the infinite idea”
Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 90.