How is someone supposed to determine if they’re worthy? According to the dictionary worth is measured by its quality or the esteem which it’s holds. However, when there are some many factors and people telling us our value it’s hard to know the truth.
My college friend said that when she faced this dilemma she had to ask herself a simple question. What voices and or factors in your life are you allowing to determine your worth?
World Valued Worth
In college my friend had the biggest heart of anyone you ever met. She was the first to be there for you in times of trouble or celebrate your victories. Half way through our second semester she met a guy and he became her first boyfriend. Then he started cheating on her and it really took a toll on her self-esteem.
After that she always questioned her worth, especially when it comes to love. She spent years basing her ability to be loved off the way that her ex treated her. Her confidence was forever shaken, and it took years for her to discover she’s worthy of love.
At some point in our lives we have questioned our worth and maybe seen ourselves as less valuable. Through someone’s careless words or an unexpected situation we can be left questioning our value. Sadly, this is what happens when we allow this world to determine our worth; we’ll always be in flux.
However, we don’t have to live questioning if we matter or worthy. We can decide not to let that seed of insecurity to take root. Then give that hurt over to Our Father who cares for us.
Worthy According to the Word
In order for us to understand our value we have to first realize where it comes from. We will never be able to find our worth in others because they don’t possess it. Nor will we find it in titles, careers, or other earthly things because our worth comes from above.
Our worth can be defined by the one who made us, so we have to seek God. This means for us to understand our worth we have to get into the word. By reading the Word of God we find the tools to combat the lies that make us question our value.
Even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will. Ephesians 1:4-5
We were not only chosen, but made to be in for a relationship with our Heavenly Father. Luke 12 says that God knows the number of hairs in our head. He sacrificed His son so we can be reconciled back to Him. His constant pursuit of us show God’s love and proves what we are worth.
Remember that regardless of what the world says the truth is that you are loved. Our Heavenly Father adores and appointed you for such a time as this. Do not let people, things, and negative words determine your value. When the Lord has called you worthy then that’s exactly what you are.
Father, thank you for your unconditional love. That before I could love or choose you, you choose me and considered me worthy. To you I’m worth sending your son Jesus to die for my sins.
My worth cannot be found in this world or in man, but only in Jesus Christ. Help me not to be swayed by the lies of the enemy or my own feelings. May your living word be stored in my heart so that I can mediate on it daily.
I pray I never forget that you have called me according to your purpose. That I am loved by the King of Kings and through you I know I am worthy.