Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6
Where do you find your “worth”?
Does your worth come from your job, your beauty, your wealth, your children, your husband, your accomplishments? Tough question I know, but one that should be asked on a regular basis.
My worth should come from God. I should base my worth on what God says about me, because in life, that is the ONLY thing that does not change. What God says is true about me, stays true about me, all the time. The reason that is true is because if I am a child of God, when God looks at me, he is actually seeing his son, Jesus. When the Bible says, “we are saints, we are holy, we are righteous.” It is referring to the fact that Jesus is holy and righteous.
In Galations 2:20 Paul writes, “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”
The reason this verse is so important is because if we do not understand this concept in our lives then our worth will change. If we are performing or doing well, then we feel good about ourselves. If we are accomplishing our life goals then we are “worth” a great deal in our minds. BUT, if we are not succeeding in life, however you measure success, then your worth will fall short. In life, things change, jobs are lost, jobs are not able to be attained because of the economy or the need, houses are lost, saving accounts are drained, stock market crashes, children make unwise choices, our beauty may fade. If you tie your worth to these things, you will be lost.
My worth is not determined by what I believe about myself, my worth is determined about what God says is true about me.
You are loved…John 3:16 Your are forgiven… Acts 10:43 You are precious…Luke 12:24 You are beautiful… Isaiah 61:3 You are mine… I Chronicles 29:11
Moms, you need to learn God’s truth about you, believe it with all your heart. Once you learn it, you need to teach it to your children. But, you cannot teach what you do not know. Satan works against all of us to get us to believe our “worth” is wrapped up in what we accomplish, how we perform, if we are “important” in the eyes of the world.
God tells us that we are important in His eyes, and that is all that matters. If I am able to believe that in my own life and then teach it to my children, then I consider myself blessed. There are lots of times in my life when I have realized that I did not measure up, or I have failed.
When I believe the lie that my worth is tied to those achievements then I am depressed, feel like a loser. But, when I take the thought captive and renew my mind that my worth is not determined by my accomplishments, but determined by my Savior, Jesus Christ, then I am victorious. The Bible teaches that the truth will set you free. I am choosing to believe the God’s truth and be free!
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