So stop making everyone else police their thoughts and words and be responsible for your own self esteem. Earn it for yourself rather than coercing it out of others. It's far stronger that way. --yes, absolutely!
Fully trusting God will enable you to take that leap of faith. God knows our heart and the true desires of it. What a testimony it has been since I stepped out taking a huge leap of faith - trusting that God would in fact lead the way. I have been astounded by the protection and provision provided by God - but it all begun by putting my trust in him. God is so good!