BIBLE READING: Phil 1: 12 - 14 12 And I want you to know, my dear brothers and sisters, that everything that has happened to me here has helped to spread the Good News. 13 For everyone here, including the whole palace guard, knows that I am in chains because of Christ. 14 And because of my imprisonment, most of the believers here have gained confidence and boldly speak God’s message without fear.
Psalm 139:13–16. 13 For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. 14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. 15 My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. 16 Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your jbook were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.
BLOG: If there is anything that Satan wants to mess up it is your self worth. If he can get you to doubt yourself, then you will doubt the One who created you.
Just to be clear, self worth isn’t arrogant pride. Self worth is believing who God created you to be.
If Satan can get a mom to believe that she isn’t capable. She will abandon her ability to raise her children.
If Satan can get a dad to believe he isn’t worth of being a dad, he can lead him to abandon in his children and his marriage.
Once your self worth is destroyed, you will look for acceptance anywhere you can find it. Morals and values don’t matter. Anything to escape the depression and discouragement. Some turn to life controlling problems. Others seek acceptance in destructive relationships. The desire to be accepted is so overwhelming it will drive you into the arms of something or something you believe will give you what you are missing.
What should you do?
Stop looking to people, causes, relationships, organizations, or life controlling problems to give you value. Humanity is flawed and cannot love you as God does.
Discover who God created you to be. Generally and specifically. You may know that you are a spouse or parent. So determine to be one for Christ. But more specifically what did God gift you to do? How is He calling you to serve Him?
Tell yourself who you are. Say it out loud if you have to. But do’t let others or this world tell you who you are. You can say, “I am a child of God, the Creator of the heavens and universe. He loves me and I love Him too.”
Stop chasing rainbows. The world promises so much if you will . . . . Don’t compromise your heart to gain fleeting recognition or a few dollars.
PRAY: Dear Jesus, show me who I am. AMEN.