Beat up on yourself much???

When someone gets into a fight, the person who lost we use the phase "that person got beat up." That means that person was beat up physically and even mentally. That means the opponent won. That means to walk around in shame because everyone saw your defeat.

Here is an important question ... why do we beat ourselves up verbally? I am FIRST to admit I've done this several times!!! I've belittled my worth, my value, my purpose. I've watered down my gifts and what I have to offer. I've WAITED for others to RECOGNIZE me when I should have been doing it myself.

Do you wait for others to congratulate you before you think you are worthy of whatever you are trying to accomplish? Why do we put so much faith into others? Yes it can provide some insight but do they truly know your heart of hearts? Even if you still need some fine tuning in what ever area you are trying to accomplish, doesn't mean