In today’s fallen world, people often base their value on their job title, how much money they have, who they know – the list is endless. By allowing worldly things to determine your value, you’ll never truly understand your sense of worth, which will ultimately derail you from your God given destiny.
The world diminishes value. The world will have you believe you are not enough. Remember, there’s a devil running loose who rules the world. Don’t believe his lies.
Are you letting other things and people define your worth? When you start looking for value in things or labels instead of God, problems arise.
It wasn’t long ago when my wife and I were having difficulty starting a family. In fact, we were told not to get our hopes up. Everything (worldly factors) was against us. Seeing family pictures on social media, or families in the grocery store – pretty much anywhere, was painful. I wanted what those families had. Without realizing it, I was finding my identity in not being a father instead of in Jesus. When I shifted my emphasis on prayer and strengthening my relationship with God, my outlook on self-value began to change. Today, I’m the proud father of a one-year-old son and I feel tremendous value. Not because I’m a dad – but because I know the love God has for me.
God created you because He loves you. He wants to have a personal relationship with you. Knowing and experiencing the love of God is to know your true value. His love never falters – no matter your worst day or best day, He loves you just the same. God is so much more important than anyone or anything could ever be! But if you don’t know how God values you, you won’t see the real value in yourself.
The importance of being in the Word is a central message at Greater Life Church – and when it comes to discovering your value, it comes down to the Word once gain.
You cannot walk with God if He is unknown to you. As an extension of last week’s blog, I encourage you to spend time seeking God in prayer! There are so many scriptures detailing who God is and His love for you – meditate on them. Here are a few I like, starting with my favorite book, Isiah.
Surely it was for my benefit that I suffered such anguish. In your love you kept me from the pit of destruction; you have put all my sins behind your back – Isiah 38:17.
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me – Galatians 2:20.
The Lord appeared to us in the past, saying: “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness – Jeremiah 31:3.
Worldly things are temporary. With temporary things come temporary solutions. But God is eternal. He wants you. He loves you – and there’s nothing more valuable than that.