This post is written to link with Five Minute Friday: write for five minutes on a one-word prompt. The prompt today is “worth.”
Where do we find our worth?
It’s easy to look to others – to allow their opinions or the way they treat us to define our sense of value.
It’s easy to look to our achievements and accomplishments – to think that our value lies in our talents or in reaching a certain standard.
It’s easy to look inside ourselves – and to despair, because we’re all too conscious of our mistakes and shortcomings.
But the only way to recognise our true worth is to look to God – to see ourselves as we truly are: made in his image and dearly loved by him.
Nothing can change that value. Think of a crumpled, tatty banknote. No matter how dirty it is or how much it’s been ripped round the edges, its value remains the same. And no matter how we have been ripped or crumpled by life, our value is constant – we bear the mark of our creator.
And he places a high worth on us.
“God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.” (Romans 5:8 NLT)
No matter what we think, or what others think, nothing can change the worth that he sees in us.
“Nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:39 NLT)