A child, who grows up with rejection, will not easily feel any sense of significance, value, or worth. Because a child and older people look normally to their peers and measure them to what their peers have, and after that determine some self-worth, the image of self-worth is warped. If you look anywhere other than to God, who created you, your view of your own value is in danger of being distorted. Before you were born, God established your worth by creating you, by choosing you, and ultimately by dying for you! Jeremiah 1:6 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart…” “He chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight.” (Ephesians 1:4)
The meaning of the word “Worth” means to signify value, merit, or significance. Worth is a translation of the Greek word axios, which means “of weight and worth.” In biblical times, gold and other precious metals were placed on a balancing scale where their worth was determined by their weight, leading to the expression, “worth its weight in gold” (Lamentations 4:2). When a person has “Self-worth,” the person believes that his/her life has value and significance.
How do you determine your “Self-worth”?
At an auction, the worth of an item is determined by the highest price paid. Each item goes to the highest bidder. You were bought from the auction block of sin more than 2,000 years ago when the heavenly Father paid the highest price possible for you. The price He paid was with the life of His Son, Jesus Christ. By that one act, your worth was forever established by God.
Jesus Christ paid the ultimate price for you by dying willingly on the cross and paying the penalty for your sins. He loves you that much!
Your true worth is based not on anything you have done or will do, but on what Jesus has already done. Without a doubt, He established your worth … you were worth His life … you were worth dying for. “Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.” (John 15:13)
So, you asked about your self-worth…do not determine your worth according to what people do, but by what God did.