For so many years of my life I viewed myself as unworthy. I’m not talking about false humility here…I really thought I wasn’t worth much. My parents divorced when I was young. My dad was absent from most of my life, often busy when it came to the few and far between visits we did have.
To make matters worse, when my mother married again, my father was very quick to let this new man adopt me. Whatever the reason, I’ll never forget the sinking feeling in my heart that day. I wasn’t worth much, and certainly wasn’t worth keeping.
Thank God this is not the truth. I thank God that He showed me over and over again in my lifetime how very much I am loved and what defines my worth as His child.
Do you struggle with knowing your worth?
Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? And not one of them is forgotten before God. Why, even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not; you are of more value than many sparrows. (Luke 12:6-7, ESV)
Our value is not determined by our circumstances. It is not attached or defined by people, but it is given to us by God himself. He decided our value when he formed us in the secret place, and it is unchanging, constant and infinite.
Do you know this in your heart? I pray that you do, and that it becomes a part of how you define yourself today.