Hating yourself simply means that you hate the selfish, proud, egotistical, and sinful nature that dwells within you. You hate the part of yourself that is corrupted by sin (your flesh). It has nothing to do with low self-esteem or inferiority complexes, which do not come from God. Hating your own life, the sin dwelling in your flesh, is one of the requirements of discipleship. (John 12:25; Luke 14:26; Romans 7:15-18)