With the societal pressures that loom over us, we can easily begin to misapply our worth. Your worth is not counted by success or achievements. If your value has not been rooted in Jesus, then you may need to reposition your worth. We sometimes can continually seek out our esteem through congratulatory moments, complements, positive reinforcements, and accomplishments. These are all temporary pieces that can make us become consumed with finding our worth in the worldly aspect. When worth is found in people and things, it can become quietly wrapped in unkind, spiteful and vicious tones. When our worth is found in Jesus, it is covered in joy, love and grace.
Maybe you sought out your significance through relationships or friendships. You have given your whole self to a person, for it to only be reciprocated by emptiness. You may have felt that you have very little in comparison to others. Maybe all you have known is the worth that you have been shown throughout your life. Maybe you have only experienced worth according to the words of people around you. You have put your value in everything but God. In this season, worthiness will be your new name. You can encounter worth in the way that God desires for you. With Jesus, our worth is everlasting. You are worthy of everything that you are and will be. Everything we have comes from Him. By repositioning your worth, you are next in line to receive everything He has for you.
You will continue to live in a place of stalling and stagnancy when your standards are tied to everyone else’s opinions. The unstableness of worldly worth will always be inconsistent. One day your worth will be met with positive responses; the next day, it will be met with rejection. Subsequently, we have to place our worth in Jesus. He will never contradict Himself. He will never retract His love for you. He will never be an inconsistent force in your life. Your worth is more than what is tied to a job, marriage, relationship, beauty, a child, or an education. If you have restricted yourself to earthly worth, then repositioning your heart and value will help you to take off the layers of unworthiness and find acceptance in God’s sight.
“So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.” -Matthew 10:31
“His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and goodness.” -2 Peter 1:3
“Consider the ravens, for they neither sow nor reap, which have neither storehouse nor barn; and God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds?” -Luke 12:24