Not just another sheep
Self-worth is a hot topic in society today, yet, have they really assisted us in solving any of our problems with self-worth? They might have given us tiny tastes of what it looks like, but there is some poison in their truths that keeps us coming back to an empty source. Books on “10 Ways to Love Who You See in the Mirror” and articles on, “How to Follow Your Heart and Love Yourself” are scattered throughout stores, magazines, comments in our newsfeeds. It is always about me and how I can fix myself.
The world is looking, and God is waiting.
In my own life, I was recently challenged to simply look in the mirror and say, “I am worthy, loved, and known because God says I am.” To say that I am worthy, known and oh so loved by God is difficult, but what God has said of me is true and I trust Him.
Gentlemen, God sees you as strong as a roaring lion, and sees you as the protectors and leaders of tomorrow. You are known, you have purpose!
Ladies, you are given a voice to use lovingly to build up others and yourself. God loves every ounce of you and will strengthen your heart because He knows you and has a purpose for you!
Psalm 119 and Luke 15:3-7 have helped me see that worth is woven into us by the words spoken by God. When my spirit agrees with His truth and His actions, my mind will agree with how He views me through the lens of love and grace provided by Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross, and the Spirit dwelling in me as my guide.
“I will walk freely in an open place because I study your precepts. I will speak of your decrees before kings and not be ashamed. I delight in your commands, which I love.” – Psalm 119:45-47
“What man among you, who has a hundred sheep and loses one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the open field and go after the lost one until he finds it?” – Luke 15:4
1. How has the world shaped your view of addressing self-worth?
2. What is one area you desperately want God to help you in?
3. Read through Psalm 119. Pray for understanding from the Lord to agree with Him and His word, and if you see something that hits home, rest in that verse or passage.