Sometimes it seems like we are always trying to prove something to other people. If we don’t, they will think we are inadequate, unworthy or any number of other adjectives. As the 5th child of 8, I have been there. It seemed as if I were just lost in the middle sometimes. This feeling may come from thinking you are not pretty enough, tall enough, thin enough or smart enough. It really doesn’t matter why, if the mindset is there. What does matter is how we handle it and what we DO about it.
The 1st thing I learned is that I can’t do it on my own. This was really brought home to me in The Daniel Plan. All of my will power, all of my determination and all of my resolutions came crashing down at the 1st road block. It was only when I realized that God was there waiting for me to ask, that I finally felt peace. He loves us so much that He gave His son, Jesus Christ, to atone for our sins. Were we or could we ever be worthy of such a sacrifice? I don’t think so! He loves us. He created us uniquely and just the way He wants us. What we DO with that creation is our choice.
What choice will you make?
In His light,
Do You Have To Prove Your Worth?
“And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.”(Ephesians 3:18-19 NLT, second edition)
The width of God’s love extends across the entire world and includes all people: “The Lord is righteous in all his ways and faithful in all he does” (Psalm 145:17 NIV). God loves the whole world (John 3:16).
God never made a person that he didn’t love. He made you; he loves you. And God doesn’t make junk! He loves you unconditionally. He loves you very, very, very, very, very much.
Everybody matters to God. In fact, we see in the life of Jesus that he even loves the unlovely and those who may feel unlovable. Do you want to know the secret of self-esteem? Here it is: If you want confidence, then understand how much you matter to God. If God loves you, who cares what anybody else thinks?
Because God loves us, there’s no need to prove our self worth. We don’t need props anymore to make us feel good about ourselves. We don’t have to wear certain kinds of clothes to make us feel like we’re OK or drive a certain kind of car to prop up our faltering egos. We don’t need status symbols anymore.
You may not be able to understand it fully, but you can accept it and let it change your life: God loves you!