The easy answer is, yes, course you are worth it. Everyone has worth. But as you really dig deep and think about your experiences in life that have brought you this far, some of them may not have not been nice. Some of them have knocked you down and taken a bit of your belief in yourself away.
As Christians, we have Jesus who gave us the ultimate worth. He gave up his life for us. He died on a cross as a sinless man feeling all the pain and taking all the sin of the world upon him.
So, we look at our lives as girls and women. Where do we stand in the world? We have looked at what the world tell us. The world tells us we must be 5’10”, 120 pounds and look like Barbie along with being the brightest in our class at school or the best at work. Being on the top of our game at all times.
This is what the world tells us. This alone is not a bad thing to do your best. The Lord wants us to be the best we can, but not to measure ourselves by the world. In 1 Corinthians 10:31(NIV) it tells us, So whether you eat or drink or what ever you do, do it for the glory of God.
Ladies, what ever stage you are in life, whether young teenager, young adult or older mom or living life now as an empty nester, you are more that what your statistics say. The world measures us that way, but Jesus does not measure us this way.
He sees the heart. It tells us this in 1 Samuel 16, when Samuel is sent to Jesse in Bethlehem to choose a new king. God knew the heart of the one He was choosing. Jesse brought out all of his sons, the strong and big and worldly ones, but not until he got to David, did Samuel say, yes this is the one the Lord chose.
Jesse had shown him all the sons, until he says, “well there is the youngest who is tending sheep.” Even his own father did not consider him the one to be King. But this is what the Lord says in 1 Samuel 16:7 (NIV) But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”
I want each of us to look at our hearts and examine where we get our worth from.
Do you believe that Jesus died to save you? We’ve all messed up.
We all have junk in our lives, but Jesus forgives those sins. My prayer for you in this series is that you will see that you are worth more that rubies. In Luke 12:7 it says, Indeed the very hairs on your head are numbered. Do not be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. Luke was speaking of the little birds that the Lord looks after.
So if he looks after the little birds, how much more do you think he looks after you?
Psalm 39:18 says The Lord is near to the broken hearted and He saves the crushed in spirit. So if you are feeling broken hearted or crushed, the Lord is near. Ask Jesus to show His love to you in a specific way. Maybe through His words or through a friend speaking to you.
You are a child of God which means you are royalty. Romans 8: 16-17 says, The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory. So ladies, pick yourself up, shoulders back and head held high.
We are royalty. We have so much worth.