Grasp Your God-Given Worth

If you struggle with low self-worth … remember God created you. As His creation He values you.

Though Charles gave his life to the Lord, he didn’t have sandwiches and money for treats from the tuck shop at school like the other children. He had two sets of tattered school uniforms and one pair of shoes. He was hungry and during lunch breaks he could not watch the others eat their packed lunches, he had to go for a walk. Living in a group-home and he didn’t even know who or where his parents were. To him, the thought that he was valuable was beyond comprehension. But oh, how wrong he was! If you struggle with low self-worth … fully realize how worthy you are, and embrace these words as your personal goals … “As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received.” (Ephesians 4:1)

We have to realise that we are worthy. In order to realise that we have to do the following:

  • Eliminate negative attitudes and beliefs: “I will not hide my feelings or refuse to face them.” “I will not wallow in feelings of self-pity.” “I will not project my feelings onto others and become critical.” “Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” (Philippians 4:8)
  • Understand what the Bible means to love yourself – to have Godly love (agape) for yourself means that you seek God’s highest purpose for yourself. “I am not to love myself with conceited love (pride).” “I am to love the truth that God loves me and has a purpose for me.” To have Godly love for others means to seek the highest good for others. “The entire law is summed up in a single command: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ ” (Galatians 5:14)
  • Refuse to compare yourself with others: “I will not measure myself by others.” “I will thank God for what He has given me and what He is making of me.” “We do not dare to classify or compare ourselves with some who commend themselves.” (2 Corinthians 10:12)
  • Thank God for His unconditional love for you: “I will choose an attitude of thanksgiving even if I do not feel thankful.” “I will spend personal time with God, thanking Him for His unfailing love.” “We meditate on your unfailing love.” (Psalm 48:9)
  • Hold onto God’s promise to mold you to be more like Christ: “I know that personal growth is a process.” “I know that God is committed to my growth.” “Those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son.” (Romans 8:29)
  • Use your talents and abilities to helping others: “I will be generous with my God-given gifts.” “I will realise my God-given worth as I focus on others.” “Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” (Galatians 6:2)