Self Esteem. Terrible thing sometimes, isn’t it?
At one point in my life I had very, VERY low self esteem. I was scared to DEATH to hold a real conversation with anyone because they might see too far in. Why? Oh, so many reasons, friend.
I was sin conscious, fat, and not funny. I hope this doesn’t come as a shock, because,
have you ever thought those things about yourself, too?
I thought FOR SURE others saw and said the same.
At my breaking point, my self esteem was SO low that I knew something needed to change. And in different words, I asked God to help me value myself.
Have you ever heard the words, ‘In Christ?’
I did. My whole LIFE I heard those words. They sounded nice and made me feel better about myself in the moment. But I hadn’t really experienced the freedom that comes in knowing I was worth something because of Jesus.
But after I had poured out my broken heart in broken prayer, God began to show me tenderly what it means to know that I am highly valued, loved, sought after, treasured, and worth it.
Where does your self worth come from? Have you thought about that before, consciously? Like, really thought about it?
In the following words I want to bring to light where the enemy likes to place your self worth in. Will you stay with me?
Your Worth isn’t in your mistakes.
Your worth isn’t based off the number you see on the scale or in how well your clothes fit.
Your worth is not in your stretch marks, your smooth skin, your glowing face, or your yellow teeth.
Your worth isn’t based on your high profile job, or on your inability to get one.
Your worth isn’t in the money you make, the car you drive, or the status you have.
Your worth isn’t based off the square footage of your house, your zip code, or how well you keep house.
Your worth isn’t based off of your bad breath, your funny jokes, your kind nature.
Your worth isn’t based off your intelligence, in how well you can hold a conversation, or in how many friends you have.
Your worth isn’t based off of how much you smile, or how happy you are, or any emotion you might be feeling at the moment.
Your worth isn’t based off of how much you sin or how many people dislike you, or how many thoughts a day you have towards God.
Your worth isn’t based off of how spiritual or how carnal you act.
Your worth isn’t in how other people view you, or even how you might view yourself.
Your worth is in Jesus. In what He did, for you.
Please don’t slap him in the face when he is trying to tell you that he loves you.
Friends, you are worth it. You were worth Christ giving up his life.