Where do you find your value?
In our elementary and teen years, it’s not uncommon to find value in someone else. We seek the approval of others and feel worthy when we gain applause for our looks, our clothes, our friends. In our adult years we may find it in the size of our house, the car we drive, our job, our bank account. There is nothing inherently wrong with nice cars, a trim waistline, and a dream job. But if it becomes our everything, above relationship with Jesus, we have a serious problem.
Do you need to be reminded you’re enough? You’re worthy? The truth is we are loved. Each and every one of us. 1 John 4:10 says, “This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.” The gift of love is already ours. There is nothing on this earth that will satisfy our deepest desire for love like the love of God. We can simply be ourselves. Imperfect and flawed. We can access it when we call on the Father. The Redeemer. He sent His Son because YOU were worth it.
In our current backward culture, where you’re valuable only if you’re the right color, weight, political affiliation, with the right job, the right car, and the right opinion; you need to know your true value. You’re a child of God and you’re worthy. You’re a delight in His eyes. Every time you seek His face He sings over you and showers you with His unconditional love.