Understanding Worth

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Worth is something that’s so fundamental to the Christian life and something I have to consistently come back to. I’ll think that I have it down, certain that I’m living out of a healthy place, accepting that my worth only comes from Christ until something happens and I begin striving yet again. I’ll incorrectly think that I have to earn God’s love or I have to do something–anything–in order to keep my place. But that couldn’t be further from the truth.

I have worth not because of my actions or my intellect or the number of friends or followers I have. My worth doesn’t come from my accomplishments, the number of books I write or the number of hours I spend in church or the Word. My worth is solely based on my position as God’s child. He has adopted me and there’s nothing I can do to change that and for that I am grateful.

Work in Progress

Have you ever bought something, only to be unsatisfied with it? Or been able to do something and, on second thought, deemed that action to be “just not worth it”? Me too! In fact, I often talk myself out of purchases while in the store because I’m sure I’ll find something in the future that will be more worthy of my hard-earned cash.

Recently I was talking to a friend about this concept of “worth”. We’re often told the lie from the enemy that we’re not worth it. We’re unworthy of the good things in our life. We’re not worthy of love, grace, forgiveness, acceptance, etc. The list of things we aren’t worthy of can extend for miles!

That’s the thing about the enemy: he’s smart. He knows what’s up. He knows that we, in our sinful states, are not worthy of God’s love. We’ve been separated from the Almighty…

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