In this very self-centered world, we can easily lose focus of our true worth!
What is worth anyway and why is so important? Is it the way that people define us? Or Is it how we feel about ourselves from day to day? The simple answer to this question is No!
The Webster's Dictionary defines worth as the value of something measured by its qualities or by the esteem in which it is held; the moral or personal value of something.
After viewing this definition, the word value stood out to me. I was reminded of how I didn't realize that I had value and that my worth was far greater than the choices that I made in my past. Like myself, many others place value on things and even other people, but they rarely stop to reflect on their own self-worth.
So where is our true worth found? Our true worth is found in Christ! This may not be the popular answer, yet it is truth!
In Genesis 1:27 the following words are recorded, "So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them."
So we must first understand that we were created in God's image, not the images that we create for ourselves nor how others view us.
And just what does it mean to be created in God's image? The Strong's definition of image is likeness; of resemblance to. The Webster's Dictionary goes on to define image as a visual representation of something.
Furthermore, Job 33:4 states, "The Spirit of God has made me, And the breath of the Almighty gives me life." Isaiah 64:8 records, "But now, O Lord, You are our Father; We are the clay, and You our potter; And all we are the work of Your hand.
Therefore what can we conclude from these scriptures? We were made by God, for God, and in His likeness. We bear God's image!
What a life changing revelation! We are so much more than the world's standard and even the false picture that we paint for the world to see! We were made body, soul and spirit. Our spirit man is eternal as God almighty is eternal! We were made beautiful just as we are! No changes needed! No opinions accepted!
We are beautiful because God is beautiful, and we are made like Him! Nothing more, nothing less. We have to accept this truth for ourselves. It begins with surrender and recognizing the divine nature of Jesus Christ! And as we surrender our lives to Christ, He reveals our worth to us. He restores our souls, delivers us from bondage and, through His power He helps us love the beauty that we are in Him. Then we can come to a realization that no matter what we have been through, no matter what choices we have made; we were created by God and are valued by Him! We have worth and our worth is found in the living God, the Creator of heaven and earth! The Alpha and The Omega, Jesus the Christ!
If you haven't already, place your trust in Christ and in Him you will understand your value! Let Him be glorified in your life! He is alive and is the giver of life! In Him, you will never again question your worth!
Enjoy this worship song by one of my favorite gospel artists, Kari Jobe:
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Bible Verses from New King James Version were found on Bible Gateway.