So many times I have found myself seeking approval from others. Trying to fix things that were not mine to fix or trying to help in situations that I “thought” needed my help. Many times I would succeed in helping and just as many times I would fail. If I succeeded than I felt good about myself. But then those times of failures reminded me that I was human and once again I found myself thinking I was not of value. This would happen within my family, my church family, or even in my place of employment. I was seeking my worth in the opinions of others and in my own accomplishments.
I am continually reminded that my worth is not in what I can fix for others or what I can do in life. My worth, my value is in Christ alone! Ephesians 1:4 says “According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundations of the world, that we would be holy and without blame before Him in love.” Yes, God almighty choose me and you before the foundation of the world was formed. I am a daughter of the the King! He loved us before we even had a chance to fail or to succeed. He still loves us even now. His love never changes.
Just as the rich young ruler in Mark 10 made his choice to follow his worldly riches, Jesus gives us the opportunity to choose to put our worth in Him. Jesus loved the rich young ruler just as he loves us. Although He loved him Jesus did not try to manipulate him into following Him. He gave him the choice to put his value and worth in him or to continue to find it in his worldly possessions. Jesus does the same for you and I. We can find our worth in doing for others and in trying to fix everything, or we can choose to find our worth in living a life for Jesus and trusting Him with the outcome.
Today I choose to follow Jesus, I choose for my worth to be found in Him. I am His beloved daughter because He willed for me to be. I will no longer allow the world to determine my worth based on ungodly, false standards. I am His and He is mine! I asked you to join me in seeking your worth in Him. Search the scriptures. Ask God to open up His word to you and reveal His love for you. He will give you joy 4 the journey along the way.
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope” (Jeremiah 29:11)