We tend to find our worth and identity by what others speak of us, but what happens when people speak negatively about us? It’s risky to put our value in the hands of another. Your value is not tied to the words spoken of you. You are valued by God.
I get a lot of encouraging messages from people about myself, but one message from someone close ruined it all.
I didn’t understand.
How could one negative comment from a loved one hurt me despite all the positive messages I was receiving from others?
I went from feeling valued and loved to feeling worthless and not good enough in just seconds.
During my alone time with God, He revealed to me how this is what happens when we place our value in the hands of anyone other than God.
Many times we look for validation from those closest to us, but even that is wrong. No one is perfect. We should never place our identity in the hands of imperfect people, including our loved ones.
Our identity becomes shaken when we place it in the hands of imperfect people. But when our identity is in the hands of a loving and perfect God, nothing can move us.
Ephesians 2:10 says,” For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.”
Who can put a value on you when the Most High God made you? God calls you His masterpiece. The God of this universe who made this earth calls you His own. When you place your value on what others say about you, you are like a famous painter asking a person who doesn’t even have the skills to paint what his painting is worth.
No one is qualified to put a value on God’s creation because no one can compare to His magnificent power. We don’t have the power to create the earth and people, so who are we to put a value on others?
No one can place a value on you because God has already placed a value on you.
You were bought with a high price. God sent His son Jesus to die on the cross so that you could be saved and be with Him for eternity. Despite your faults, God still loves you because He made you. Romans 5:8 says, “But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.”
Don’t let your mistakes define who you are when God himself isn’t defining you by your mistakes. While you were a sinner, God still loved you and He still loves you now.
Live the life God created you to live with the understanding of your value in Jesus. You will find most satisfaction by being the person God created you to be.
Jesus says in John 10:10, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”
Jesus wants you to enjoy life to the fullest. The enemy will try to steal this beautiful life you were made to have by clouding your identity. He will use fear and the things of this world to pull you away from your identity in Christ so that you will never realize what you have been missing this whole time.
Will you choose to live God’s version of your life? Have you taken advantage of God’s grace and mercy to make your life right before God? Are you living life to the fullest?
Every day we must make the choice to remember that we are a new creation in Christ. 2 Corinthians 5:17 says, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” The enemy will try to accuse us that we are just who we were before Christ, but we must have faith that when we accept Jesus, we are a new man.
God has a special purpose for your life. Don’t let the enemy take your purpose away from you. God made you because you matter to God. Before you were even born God chose you for a special purpose (Jeremiah 1:5). So remember, you are valued by God.
Prayer: Lord, I thank you that you made me with purpose and I am valued by you.