Having a Good Sense of Self-Worth

Having a Good Sense of Self-Worth                    July 4, 2021

“Are not five sparrows sold for two cents?  And yet not one of them is forgotten before God.  Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered.  Do not fear; you are of more value (worth) than many sparrows.” (Luke 12:6-7)

If you grew up always being told by your parents that you would never amount to 

anything then it would be quite a challenge to be anything but that.  However, if your parents encouraged and rewarded your behavior the outcome would be quite different.  Everyone needs to feel that they are worth something; that they’re special and beneficial to themselves and others.  

Jesus told His disciples that they were worth so much in God’s eyes.  If God never forgets one sparrow will He ever forget those who are worth far more than a sparrow?  Absolutely not!!  It’s true that we value how others feel about us but what we should value more is how does God feel about us.  There’s a saying out there by an anonymous person that goes like this, “Not one drop of my self-worth depends on your acceptance of me.”  I am worth something because God created me.  Period.  End of discussion!

Since God created you then you’re special.  So, have a great sense of self-worth regardless of how others view you.  Every human being has been created in God’s image (Genesis 1:26-28).  Never forget this truth!!  However, do you regard God as being special and worth your praise and adoration?

Brian Thompson

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