|21 Days to Discover Who you are in Jesus|
I Am Valuable
Ephesians 2:10 nlt
For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus.
A masterpiece is a valuable work of art created by an artist. The word valuable means expensive, precious, priceless, and important. You’re valuable, precious, and important because God created you as a new person in Jesus. You’re His masterpiece.
Yet, there are many people who don’t believe they are valuable because they seek their worth from something other than their relationship with Jesus. When a person bases their value on the world’s system, it often leads to a low self-esteem and self-worth.
Have you ever compared yourself to others and based your value on...
· ...how you look?
· ...how many friends you have?
· ...what others think of you?
· ...how much you do to help someone?
· ...your social status?
· ...how well you do something?
· ...your job or position?
· ...how much you’re needed?
When we base our value on these things, we fall into the trap of the enemy. We begin to believe these lies: you’re not needed; you’re not important or valuable.
I used to base my value on how I compared to others. I thought, She’s better then me. She has a better personality than I do. They like her more than me. She’s prettier, smarter, and more gifted then I am. All of these comparisons made me think less of myself. They made me feel less valuable and important. Sometimes I would focus on something that I was better at just to make myself feel better, but deep down I didn’t believe I measured up. Have you ever compared yourself to others and felt this way?
The value of something is determined by what someone is willing to pay for it. Let’s look at how much Jesus was willing to pay for you and me.
You know that God paid a ransom to save you from the empty life you inherited from your ancestors. And the ransom He paid was not mere gold or silver. It was the precious blood of Christ, the sinless, spotless, Lamb of God.
1 Peter 1:18,19 nlt
When I realized that Jesus proved His love for me by purchasing me with His precious blood, I began to see myself as valuable. I don’t have to compare myself to others anymore or look to them to find my value. I can believe the truth that I am valuable and important not based on what I do or how well I perform or how I compare to others. I am valuable because Jesus paid a great price for me. I don’t have to base my value on the world’s system. I can live in God’s kingdom and allow the truth of what Jesus did for me to define how valuable and important I am.
I have two daughters that are still at home, and I have two grown sons. The Lord has also blessed me with a beautiful daughter-in-law and two granddaughters. They have all been such a joy in my life.
All I have ever wanted to be is a wife and mother. To this day when someone asks me what I do, my first response is, “I’m a mom.” Not too long ago, my heart was feeling sad because my boys had grown up, and I didn’t feel like they needed me anymore. I remember taking my heart to Jesus and talking to Him about how I was feeling. He began to show me that I was looking to my boys needing me to find value and worth in this world. He reminded me that I am valuable because of the price He paid for me. My value is found in who I am in Jesus.
Have you found yourself looking to something else besides Jesus to determine your value? I encourage you today to let Jesus define how valuable you are. Your value is not found in how you compare to others, how well you do something or a position that you hold, it is found in who you are in Jesus. So believe who you are in Him and speak the truth out loud:
· I am a masterpiece because the Master created me.
· I am precious and important in Jesus.
· I am valuable because of the great price Jesus paid for me.
Heavenly Father, thank You for showing me how valuable, precious, and important I am to You. Jesus paid a great price for me. I don’t have to look anywhere else to find my value. I can be happy and secure in the truth that I am valuable because I am Your masterpiece. Thank You for loving me so much.