One of the greatest needs we all have is to feel a sense of self-worth. Deep down, we need to know that we’re important and that our lives matter. We want to know that we have something great to offer.
So often, people base their self-worth on things that don’t last—looks, achievements and possessions. They feel important if they drive the fastest car or own the latest gadget. The problem is that those things can change. When you base your self-worth on temporary things that can change, then your self-worth will change.
Some people find their value in other people. However, if you find your value in how others make you feel and they hurt you or disappoint you, very likely you’ll turn it on yourself and think, “There must be something wrong with me.” No, the only problem is that you’re getting your self-worth from the wrong places.
Where should we get our value? Where should we find our self-worth? Our value should come solely from the fact that we are children of the Most High God. We should know that we are important because God says we are important. The value God placed on you is permanent. Nothing you can do, nothing anyone else can do, will ever be able to change that.
I encourage you to check your heart today and make sure you aren’t finding your worth in anything other than the love of Christ. Find rest and peace in Him today knowing that your worth is forever established in heaven.
…the LORD has chosen you to be his treasured possession. (Deuteronomy 14:2, NIV)