Because I’m Worth It
This is a slogan used by a famous cosmetics brand but this statement says a lot about how someone views and thinks about themselves. The world tells us that we must be productive, it’s all related to value for money, to do everything well & be good at everything. If you’re not good at something then there are some who would write you off as a failure.
Is it any wonder so many men struggle with thoughts of failure that they are never going to do or be enough?
This striving to be enough can never be attained and will not satisfy. Gods word tells us a different story. It tells us that before we were even born, God had thoughts concerning us!
Before I formed you in the womb I knew [and] approved of you [as My chosen instrument], and before you were born I separated and set you apart, consecrating you; [and] I appointed you as a prophet to the nations. (Jeremiah 1:5 AMP)
So God loved us and chose us before we were even born, before we lifted a finger, before we did anything He made plans about who and what we would be! So, our worth and value to God has nothing to do with how fruitful, productive or hard working we are. It has never been about being competitive. It was never or will ever be in our doing.
But sure we know this truth already, but, do we really KNOW IT? Do we know it enough to have it stored in our hearts?
We need to! Because we are worthy of it!