Worth

Many of us feel worthless. Why? We’ve felt ignored, invisible, insignificant, useless, undesired, ugly, unloved, or forgotten. We are emotional; broken in many ways. Great portions of our identity and of our personal value are wrapped into combustible packages of emotion – how we feel about this or that. The truth is, our worth has nothing to do with our feelings.

 

I’m constantly tempted to define my worth with activities, emotions, and accomplishments. I’ve come to realize, however, that way of thinking is a spiritual dead end road. Scripture tells us that anything we do in our own strength or of our own goodness is of no value to God. “All of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags” Isaiah 64:6

 

What I DO know is this: because of Jesus Christ, I’m a woman of highest worth. Not because of anything else. We are His sons and daughters, made in His image, precious in His sight. In light of this, we need to set aside feelings that diminish our value, and embrace our proper identity: Child of the King of Kings.

 

Know this, friend, feelings of worthlessness are from Satan himself. It burns me up that the enemy has such a strong grip on God’s sons and daughters in this area. We need to associate the word worthless with the word lie. God wants every one of us to experience hope and healing in Christ and have an appropriate sense of self-worth. You are precious and highly valuable in the eyes of the One who sees. "Since you were precious in my sight, you have been honored, and I have loved you." Isaiah 43:4

-Megan Joiner