I struggle to see my self-worth. This battle goes on in my mind daily. It is easy to get lost in this noisy world and feel like I am just a number. Perhaps you are fighting this same conflict in your mind.
The preacher said you were a dirty sinner. The Bible said your righteousness was like filthy rags. How could you find any value in yourself if you are so rotten? Should you even seek self-worth at all?
The fact is I have pondered these kinds of thoughts all of my life. I have been up and down so many times about my self-worth. There have even been points when I just wanted to give it all up and become a hermit. It is in these times that a still, small voice comes by one more time and reminds me of who I am.
You have value as a child of God. There has never been a greater time that Christians need to realize this. This world is getting colder and the kingdom needs your efforts in the fight. Read on to see how important you really are.
Self-Worth Existed Before You Even Knew Yourself
The miracle of creation is something I cannot comprehend. I can look around everywhere and see the beauty of what God made. There is peace to be found by simply looking at God’s work.
It is amazing to me that I can plant a small seed and something can grow out of that. Science can tell you the process of how that happens but I still don’t understand the why. The fact that this process happens at all tells me that someone greater than us designed it all.
The greatest creation of all that we see in this world is the conception and birth of a child. Trees and flowers are wonderful to look upon but God did not give them a conscience. The animals that are in this world with us are fascinating to study but God did not give them a spirit. Humanity is the only production of God here on Earth that has a soul.
Many have tried to reduce the significance of mankind on this planet. Some would have you to believe that you came from monkeys. The number of abortions that happen daily in this country alone speaks volumes about the lack of respect for human life. It is no wonder that self-worth is so hard to find.
God knew you when he made you. He designed you with a purpose. The sin that taints us all was not his doing but he did give us a remedy for that (more on that later).
Psalms 139: 13-14 For thou hast possessed my reins: Thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: Marvelous are thy works; And that my soul knoweth right well.
None Of God’s Creation Is Worthless
God didn’t make any junk! He made it all for his glory. Certainly man has tainted this world with sin but God made it right. That includes you!
He knows all about his handiwork. Nothing exists that God’s eye is not upon. There is not one thing that he made in vain. You are worth a lot more than you may realize to God.
Not only does God know all about you but scripture says that he even knows what you need before you ask. God is on your side if you are a Christian. He has also made a way to get to him if you are not a Christian.
Luke 12: 6-7 Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten of God? But even the very hairs of your head are numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.
You Can Know Self-Worth Because God Has Promised You Victory
God brought the children of Israel out of bondage in Egypt. He promised them land to call their own. God told Moses to choose some men to go into Canaan, the promised land, and search it to see what they would possess.
Moses did as the Lord commanded. He chose twelve men, one from each tribe, to go over into Canaan and check things out. For forty days the men explored the land and returned back to Moses to report what they had seen.
The men told Moses about a place flowing with milk and honey. They even brought back some of the fruit that grew there. The place that God would give them was surely an abundant land.
They also told the people about the inhabitants of Canaan. There were strong people living in the area. The cities had great walls. Some of the men were so large that the search party referred to them as giants.
Fear plagued the majority of these men. Only two, Caleb and Joshua, believed that they could take the land. These two had seen the same thing the other ten did. Why did they think that the children of Israel could win this fight?
Caleb and Joshua remembered that God had promised this land to his people. The other men were not looking at Canaan with an eye of faith. They had forgotten that they were worth something to God.
Because of the lack of faith of these men, the children of Israel wandered in the wilderness for forty years. A generation that could have received the blessings of God had to die before the next generation could go into Canaan.
Caleb and Joshua trusted in God. They believed his promise. The two finally made it into Canaan over forty years after they had first seen the bounty they could have. They understood that they were worth something to God.
God has promised blessings for Christians today. He has told us that we can have peace and joy that the world does not understand. We are also promised an eternity in heaven. You must be of great value to the Lord.
Numbers 13:30 And Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and said, Let us go up at once, and possess it, for we are well able to overcome it.
Would Someone Die For You If You Were Not Worth It?
Would you die for everyone? Could you give up your life for the murderer and the thief? I am not talking about a quick, painless exit. I mean taking a beating, and nailed to a cross to die a slow death.
Imagine dying in that manner because everyone else has done wrong. The whole world needed to be punished for breaking the law and you were the one that must die for that. If I am being honest here, I don’t think I would want to do that. Jesus volunteered for the job!
Jesus told Peter when the multitude came to arrest him that if he wanted to that he could call for more than twelve legions of angels to stop them. He did not. His purpose for coming here was to become the ultimate sacrifice for fallen man. He died a shameful death on a cruel cross for you and me. You must be worth something in heaven!
John 15:13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
Christians are supposed to be humble. Do not mistake realizing your self-worth as being vain. When we boast of ourselves outside of Christ it is prideful but when we realize our worth to God through his son we can move forward in our Christian walk with confidence.
I hope maybe this post has given you some insight into just how much you are worth. There is no need for you to wallow in self pity. You have a great value in the kingdom of God. Pray that God will show you how much you mean to him and then you can “walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called” (Eph 4:1). If my words have been a help to you, feel free to share this post with someone else.